Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dicis amore tui...

Dicis amore tui bellas ardere puellas,
qui faciem sub aqua, Sexte, natantis habes.

Source: Martial 2.87

Meter: elegiac

dico - say, declare
amor - love, affection, passion
tuus - your, of you
bellus - pretty, charming
ardeo - burn, blaze, be in love
puella - girl, young woman
qui, quae, quod - who, which, that
facies - face
sub - under
aqua - water
Sextus - personal name
nato - swim
habeo - have

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