Sunday, July 22, 2012

Quod Scimus, Docere Debemus

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Quod Scimus, Docere Debemus
Edoceas quod scis, fit enim sapientia dando
   Maior; at est, contra, facta retenta minor.

Source: Michaelis Verinus (c.1469-c.1487), Disticha. 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:

ēdoceō, ēdocēre: teach thoroughly, instruct

at: but, but yet
contrā: against, opposite (adv. and prep. +acc.)
dēbeō dēbēre dēbuī dēbitum: owe, be obliged
dō dare dedī datum: give
doceō -ēre -uī doctum: teach
enim: for, indeed
fīō fierī factus sum: become
māior -ius: greater, older; maiōres -um: ancestors
minus -oris n.: a smaller number or amount, less; (adv.) minus: to a smaller extent, less
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
retineō -tinēre -tinuī -tentum: hold back, keep
sapientia -ae f.: wisdom
sciō -īre -īvī/-iī -ītum: know
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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