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Reading #1d (Ademar). Coclea et Spiculum.

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Coclea repperit spiculum,
dum nimium fulgere vidisset,
adamavit eum.

spiculum = speculum
(coclea) adamavit speculum, dum (coclea) vidisset (speculum) nimium fulgere
  why did the snail love the mirror?

Et statim ascendens
super eius orbem,
coepit eum delingere.

(coclea) ascendens super eius (speculi) orbem coepit delingere eum (speculum)
  what did the lovelorn snail decide to do?

Nil vero ei visa est contulisse,
nisi ut
splendorem salivis vel sordibus pollueret.

coclea visa est contulisse nil ei (speculo)
contulisse: s.v. confero
(coclea) pollueret splendorem (speculi) salivis vel sordibus
  what happened to the mirror as a result?

Simia invenit eum taliter inquinatum
et ait:
Qui talibus se calcari permittunt,
talia sustinere merentur.

simia invenit eum (speculum)
calcari: passive infinitive
permittunt, s.v. permitto (takes infinitive)
permittunt se calcari (a) talibus
talia: neuter accusative plural
  why did the monkey have to say about all this?
quae se stultis et inutilissimis viris coniungunt
(the moral of the story)
[fabula dicta est] mulieribus, quae...
  what is the moral of the story?

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