Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Turpia Dicta, Turpia Facta

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Turpia Dicta, Turpia Facta
Turpibus assuesces factis per turpia dicta:
Turpia facta fugis; turpia dicta fuge.

Source: François Oudin (1673-1752), Silva Distichorum, 89. 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:

assuescō, assuescere: become accustomed to

dīcō dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
fugiō fugere fūgī fugitum: flee, escape
per: through (+acc.)
turpis -e: ugly, unsightly; disgraceful