Friday, February 3, 2012

Rhyming Distichs: 7

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

Cum fueris Romae, Romano vivito more;
Cum fueris alibi, vivito sic ut ibi.


alibi - elsewhere, in another place

Christe, mihi da te, ne quando segreger a te;
Corporis ac animae sit tibi cura meae!


aliquando - sometimes, at any time, ever
segrego - separate, remove

Cursus fatorum nescit pars ulla virorum,
Est proprium mei scire futura Dei.


cursus - running, course, race
futurus - future, about to be

Ex magna cena stomacho fit maxima poena;
Ut sis nocte levis, sit tibi cena brevis.


cena - dinner, supper, meal
stomachus - stomach

Dicit Fortuna: rotula si niterer una
Et non mutarer, tunc non Fortuna vocarer.


muto - change, move, shift
nitor - press, lean, struggle, strive
rota - wheel


Hoc scio pro certo, quod, si cum stercore certo,
Vinco seu vincor, semper ego maculor.


certo - contend, struggle, dispute
maculo - stain, pollute, taint
stercus - dung, manure

Disce libens, et eris sapiens et honore foveris;
Quod fieri quaeris, disce libens et eris.


foveo - keep warm, foster, favor
libens - willing, glad; adv. libenter
sapiens - wise; adv. sapienter

In mundo mira faciunt et munus et ira:
Mollificant dura, pervertunt singula iura.


mirus - wonderful, strange, amazing
mollifico - soften, make soften
perverto - destroy, ruin, corrupt

Cum sis vir fortis, ne des tua munera scortis;
Scribitur in portis "meretrix est ianua mortis."


ianua - door, doorway
meretrix - prostitute, whore
porta - gate, door, entrance
scortum - harlot, prostitute

Diligo temetum, quia cor facit esse quietum
Et reddit laetum, quemque fugatque metum.


fugo - chase, put to flight, rout
quietus - at rest, tranquil, calm
temetum - strong wine


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