Monday, July 16, 2012

Mala, Sed Non Vera

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Mala, Sed Non Vera
Si mala quis de te loquitur, ne mutua redde;
Quae loquitur, ne sint vera, videre tuum est.

Source:  Source: François Oudin (1673-1752), Silva Distichorum, 66. 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:

mūtuus, -a, -um: reciprocal, mutual, in kind

aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
dē: down from, about, concerning (+ abl.)
loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
nē: lest, that not
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
reddō -dere -didī -ditum: return, give back
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
tuus -a -um: your
vērus -a -um: true; vērē, truly
videō vidēre vīdī vīsum: see

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