Monday, July 16, 2012


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Non memorare decet, si quid bene feceris ulli;
   Si male passus eris, nec meminisse decet.

Source: François Oudin (1673-1752), Silva Distichorum, 160. 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:

It is not right to mention (non memorare decet), if you do something good (si quid bene feceris) for somebody (ulli); nor it is right to remember (nec meminisse decet) if you have suffered (i  passus eris) something bad (male).

memoro, memorāre: bring to mind, mention

aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
bene: well
decet decēre decuīt: it becomes, it behooves (+ acc. of person, or infinitive)
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
meminī meminisse: remember, recollect
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
nōn: not
patior patī passus sum: permit, endure
sī: if
ūllus -a -um: any, anyone