Thursday, February 2, 2012

Rhyming Distichs: 6

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

Qui vult alterius oculorum tergere labem,
De proprio citius eruat ipse trabem.

citus swift, quick; cito: quickly
eruo pluck, pull out, destroy
labes fault, defect
tergo rub, wipe off, clean
trabs tree trunk, log

Si quis ad hoc tendit, quod eum gens omnis honoret,
Cum plus ascendit, simplex magis esse laboret.


ascendo go up, ascend
honoro respect, honor
laboro work, work hard, labor
simplex simple, unaffected, honest
tendo stretch, tend, bend, pull tight

Quae secreta tua, non omnis noscat amicus;
Forte tibi fiet capitalis cras inimicus.


capitalis capital, deadly, first-rate
cras tomorrow
fors chance, luck; forte - by chance
inimicus unfriendly, hostile, enemy
secretus hidden away, private, secret

Fle, si solari; ieiuna, si satiari;
Da, si ditari; servi, si vis dominari.


dito make rich, enrich
dominor master, control, rule over
ieiuno fast, abstain from
satio satisfy, be enough for
servio be a slave, serve

Ludens taxillis, bene respice, quid sit in illis:
Mors tua, sors tua, res tua, spes tua pendet in illis.


ludo play, mock, sport
pendeo hang
respicio look back at, consider, respect
sors lot, fate, luck, sort
taxillus die; pl. dice


In mutando locum, non mutant poma saporem;
Non mutare potest innatum femina morem.


femina woman
innascor be born, born in
muto change, move, shift
pomum fruit, apple
sapor taste, flavor

Expedit incaute quod verbum non referamus;
Saepius existunt prope, quos procul esse putamus.


expedio be expedient, set loose
exsisto emerge, appear, come to light
incautus careless, unprotected, incautious
procul far from, at a distance

Fallitur insipiens vitae praesentis amore,
Sed sapiens noscit, quantum sit plena dolore.


fallo deceive, mislead, cheat
insipiens foolish, without intelligence, unwise
praesens present, at hand
sapiens wise; adv. sapienter

Dum sapiens loquitur, exspectat tempus et horam;
Dum stultis loquitur, nescit habere moram.


exspecto await, anticipate, hope for
mora delay, pause
sapiens wise; adv. sapienter
stultus foolish, fool

Dum dives loquitur, verbum Salomonis habetur;
Cum pauper loquitur, tunc barbarus esse videtur.


barbarus barbarian, foreign, uncouth
dives rich, a rich man, wealthy
Salomon Solomon

No comments:

Post a Comment

(Comments are Google account only, but feel free to contact me directly at laura-gibbs@ou.edu if you do not have a Google account.)