Friday, July 20, 2012

Quod Tibi, Hoc Aliis

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Quod Tibi, Hoc Aliis
Quod tibi non faceres, aliis fecisse caveto;
Vulnera nec facias quae nequis ipse pati.

Source: Josephus Perez (1627-1694), Hortulus Carminum. Meter: Elegiac. Note the future imperative: caveto.

Be careful not to (caveto) do to others (aliis fecisse) that which (quod) you would not do to yourself (tibi non faceres), and do not inflict wounds (vulnera nec facias) which you yourself (quae ipse) cannot endure (nequis  pati).

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:

nequeō, nequīre: be unable, cannot

alius -a -um: other, another; alias: at another time
caveō cavēre cāvī cautum: be on guard, beware
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
ipse ipsa ipsum: him- her- itself
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
nōn: not
patior patī passus sum: permit, endure
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vulnus -eris n.: wound