Saturday, January 14, 2012

ΕΙΝΑΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΧΕΙΝ

Here is today's distich by John Owen, with an English translation by Thomas Harvey, 5.9.

ΕΙΝΑΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΧΕΙΝ
“Esse et habere bonum est,” dixit quis nescio Graius.
Addidit Almannus nescio quis, “bibere.”


TO BE AND HAVE
“’Tis good to Be and Have,” A Greek, I think
Once said, and th’ Alman added, “and to drink.”

Here is the vocabulary:

sum - be, exist
et - and
habeo - have
bonus - good
dico - say
nescioquis - someone or other
Graius - Greek
addo - add
Almannus - German
bibo - drink

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