Friday, July 20, 2012

Loqui Scire et Tacere

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Loqui Scire et Tacere
Scire loqui decus est, sed plus est scire tacere;
   Haec duo si poteris scire, peritus eris.

Source: Josephus Perez (1627-1694), Hortulus Carminum. Meter: Elegiac.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

perītus, -a, -um: skilled, experienced, expert

decus decoris n.: beauty, grace; ornament, glory, honor
duo: two
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
plūs plūris n.: a greater amount or number, more
possum posse potuī: be able
sciō -īre -īvī/-iī -ītum: know
sed: but
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
taceō -ēre -uī -itum: be silent; tacitus -a -um, silent

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