The five hexameter verses which contain the symbolic names of
all the different syllogistic figures are as follow:
“Barbara, Celarent, Darii, Ferioque, prioris.”
Cesare, Camestres, Festino, Baroko, secundoe. Tertia, Darapti, Disamis, Datisi, Felapton,
Bokardo, Ferison, habet. Quarta insuper addit
Bramantip, Camenes, Dimaris, Fesapo, Fresison.
N.B. The vowel
Taking the first line as the standard, the initial letters of all
the words below it show to which standard the syllogism is to be
reduced; thus, Baroko is to be reduced to “Barbara,” Cesare to “Celarent,” and so on.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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