Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Facta et Facienda

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Facta et Facienda
Quae facienda doces, tu factis primus adimple;
   Qui bene non regitur, non reget ille bene.

Source: Iohannes Pignevvart (1624), Cato Bernardinus. 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:

adimpleō, adimplēre: fill up with, fulfill

bene: well
doceō -ēre -uī doctum: teach
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
ille illa illud: that
nōn: not
prīmus -a -um: first; adv. prīmum: at first, firstly
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
regō regere rēxī rectum: guide, rule
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)

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