Monday, February 6, 2012

Rhyming Distichs: 10

Here are today's rhyming distichs! Sources here include Wegeler, Gartner, Voigt and Zacher. Here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs.

Iura fori vites, quia rem perdent tibi lites:
Lis sine iactura tibi non est ulla futura.


forum - forum, court of justice, market
iactura - loss, expense, sacrifice
lis - lawsuit, quarrel
vito - avoid, evade

Ad vitae metas tua cum pervenerit aetas,
Ut bona grana metas, dona beata petas.


donum - gift, present
granum - grain, seed
meta - cone, heap, goal, limit
meto - reap, harvest

Vir bene vestitus, pro vestibus esse peritus
Creditur a mille, quamvis idiota sit ille.


idiota - fool, ignorant, idiot
peritus - skilled, experienced, expert
vestio - clothe, garb
vestis - garment, clothing

Dives divitias non congregat absque labore,
Non tenet absque metu, non deserit absque dolore.


absque - without, apart from, away from
congrego - collect, assemble, bring together
dives - rich, a rich man, wealthy
divitiae - riches, wealth

Rex Salomon partus partiri dum iubet artus,
femina non parens dicitur esse parens.


artus-noun - arm, leg, limb
femina - woman
partior - divide up, distribute, share
partus - birth, childbirth, delivery
Salomon - Solomon


Maximus in morbis medico promittitur orbis,
Sed volat ex mente medicus, morbo egrediente.


egredior - come out, exit
medicus - physician, doctor
morbus - disease, sickness
promitto - promise, commit
volo - fly

Cum sociis ululare meis reor esse necesse;
Turpiter incedat, qui vult cum turpibus esse.


incedo - advance, march, walk
necesse - necessary, inevitable
reor - reckon, think, suppose
turpis - ugly, disgusting; adv. turpiter
ululo - howl, yell, shriek

Discere ne cesses, vel doctor maximus esses,
Nam per doctrinam poteris vitare ruinam.


cesso - stop, delay, cease
doctor - doctor, teacher, instructor
doctrina - education, learning, instruction
ruina - downfall, destruction, ruin
vito - avoid, evade

Despicitur qui plus loquitur quam quod sit honestum;
Lingua loquax, odiosa, procax facit omne molestum.


despicio - look down on, despise
honestus - respectable, honorable, honest
loquax - talkative
odiosus - offensive, distasteful, ahted
procax - impudent, pushy, undisciplined

Empta solet care multos medicina iuvare;
Si data sit gratis, nil confert utilitatis.


confero - bring together, convey bestow
emo - buy
medicina - medicine, medical treatment
utilitas - usefulness, advantage


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