Thursday, June 16, 2011

Liberalis

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Liberalis
Quas inopi et dulci laetus donabis amico,
Temporibus nullis eripientur opes.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

inops (inopis): needy, lacking, destitute
līberālis, -e (līberālis): honorable, generous

amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
dōnō -āre: present with a gift (+ acc. of person and abl. of thing)
dulcis -e: sweet
ēripiō -ripere -ripuī -reptum: snatch away, rescue, save
et: and
laetus -a -um: glad, joyful
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
ops opis f.: assistance, resources
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
tempus -oris n.: time

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