Monday, July 16, 2012

Non Crede Cito

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Non Crede Cito
Decipitur subito, subito qui credit; ut ergo
Non cito fallaris, non quoque crede cito.

Source: Anton Moker (1540-1605), Decalogus Metricus. Meter: Elegiac. Note how the word subito repeats in the first statement; non cito repeats in the second.

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:

dēcipiō, dēcipere: trick, trap, deceive

cītus -a -um: swift; citō swiftly
crēdō crēdere crēdidī crēditum: believe
ergo: therefore
fallō fallere fefellī falsum: deceive
nōn: not
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
quoque: also, too
subitō: suddenly, unexpectedly
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)