Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rhyming Distichs: 5

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

Tu, qui festucam vicini in lumine cernis,
Tignum cur trahere proprio de lumine spernis?


festuca - straw, stalk
sperno - scorn, reject, despise
tignum - log, tree trunk
vicinus - nearby, neighboring, neighbor

Si desit sapiens, sedes patet insipienti;
Tunc sedet insipiens, sed non similis sapienti.


desum - lack, be absent, be missing
insipiens - foolish, without intelligence
pateo - be open to, be accessible
sapiens - wise

Templo sacrato si quis sedet atque moratur,
Nil legat aut cantet aut audiat, egrediatur.


egredior - come out, exit
moror - delay, stay
sacro - make sacred, dedicate
templum - temple, shrine, holy place

Pauper habet modicum, pauper modico dominatur; Si perdat modicum, modico dolet atque gravatur.

doleo - hurt, feel pain, suffer
dominor - master, control, rule over
gravo - load, burden, weigh down
modicus - moderate, controlled

Irritare canem noli dormire volentem,
Nec moveas iram post tempora longa latentem.

canis - dog
dormio - sleep
irrito - provoke, annoy, irritate
lateo - lie hidden, escape notice


Gloria caelestis cupido de iure negatur,
Terrena quia re sua mens numquam satiatur.


caelestis - heavenly, sky (adj.)
cupidus - desirous, greedy, eager
satio - satisfy, be enough for
terrenus - earthly

Plus amat exilium miseri miser orbis amator
Quam patriam, semperque cupit vagus esse viator.


amator - lover
exilium - exile
vagus - wandering, roving, unstable
viator - traveler, wayfarer

Vel tu redde vices, vel desine cuncta rogare;
Dedecus est semper sumere, nilque dare.


dedecus - disgrace, dishonor
desino - stop, cease, desist
sumo - take up, assume, obtain
vicis - turn, change (no nom. form)

Rumor de veteri faciet ventura timeri;
Cras poterunt fieri turpia sicut heri.


cras - tomorrow
heri - yesterday
rumor - gossip, rumor
turpis - ugly, disgusting

Futile vas illud, quod nulla receptio claudit, Sic homo futilis est, qui profert omne quod audit.

claudo - close, shut
futilis - worthless, vain
profero - bring forward, put out, mention
receptio - retention, retainer
vas - vessel, dish, pot

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