Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Verbum Hodiernum: PONO
Today's word is the verb PONO (ponere, posui, positum), meaning "put" or "place." We get a lot of words from both the present stem of this verb and also from the perfect stem, especially in their compounded forms. From the present stem pon- there are English words such as "postpone," "opponent," "exponent," "expound," etc. From the perfect stem pos- there are English words such as "position," "posture," "pose," "positive," and compounded forms such as "impose," "suppose," "preposition," "deposit," etc.
Here are some examples of today's word in Latin sayings and proverbs:
Pone irae frena modumque.
Modum nescit ponere voluptas.
Qui laqueum alii ponit, peribit in illo.
Sero seram ponis stabulo post furta latronis.
Pone gulae metas; erit tibi longa aetas.
In morte alterius spem tu tibi ponere noli.
In alieno choro pedem ne ponas.
Non habet ubi pedem ponat.
Rebus novis nova ponenda nomina.
Virtutes in medio sunt positae.
In virtute posita est vera felicitas.
Praemia nobis posita sunt post laborem.
Crambe bis posita mors.
Malum bene positum ne moveas.