Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ut Flos et Ventus

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This little poem is from Gartner's Dicteria Proverbialia (1598).

Ut Flos et Ventus
Nocte dieque cave tempus consumere prave;
Ut flos et ventus transibit nostra iuventus.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

iuventus (iuventūtis, f.): youthful age, youth
prāvus, -a, -um: vicious, perverse; prave, adv.

caveō cavēre cāvī cautum: be on guard, beware
cōnsūmō -sūmere -sūmpsī -sūmptum: to use up, consume
diēs diēī m./f.: day
et: and
flōs flōris m.: flower, bloom
noster nostra nostrum: our
nox noctis f.: night
que (enclitic) - and
tempus -oris n.: time
trānseō -īre -iī -itum: go across
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
ventus -ī m.: wind

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