Saturday, February 4, 2012

Rhyming Distichs: 8

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

Discere si quaeris, doceas: sic ipse doceris,
Et studio tali tibi proderis atque sodali.


prosum - be useful, benefit, profit
sodalis - companion, comrade

Cum soleant homini feliciter omnia verti,
Maiori gravitate solent adversa reverti.


gravitas - weight, importance, oppressiveness
reverto - return, go back

Cum spes frustratur, non spes, sed poena vocatur;
Spes reficit dominum, fallit et ipsa suum.


fallo - deceive, mislead, cheat
frustro - disappoint, frustrate, fail
reficio - repair, restore, rebuild

Cum sis in mensa, primum de paupere pensa;
Tunc bene prandetur, cum Christus adesse videtur.

mensa - table
penso - ponder, weigh
prandeo - eat the morning or midday meal

Esto memor mortis fueris dum corpore fortis;
Mors stans ante fores dicit tibi: Corrige mores!


corrigo - correct, improve, straighten
foris - door, gate, entrance
memor - mindful of, remembering


Disce, puer, dum tempus habes, aevo puerili,
Ne te nil didicisse fleas aetate senili.


aevum - time, time of life, age, generation
puerilis - youthful, boyish, childish
senilis - old, elderly, senile

Est oculo gratum, speculari semper amatum;
Heu dolor est gratis abscedere rebus amatis.


abscedo - withdraw, depart, go away
heu - oh, ah, alas
speculor - watch, observe, examine

Dulce merum, dulcis coniunx, mens optima dulcis:
Dulcius his iunctis in rebus nil puto cunctis.


coniunx - spouse, mate
iungo - join, connect
merum - wine
optimus - best

Audacter puer expresse sua verba loquatur,
Nam sic auditus, merito doctus reputatur.

audax - bold, reckless, daring
expressus - distinct, clear, plain
merito - deservedly, rightly, justly
reputo - think over, reflect, consider

Surge puer, vigila, canta, lege, disce vel ora,
Sic fac, ut nulla sine fructu transeat hora.


fructus - fruit
oro - ask for, pray, plead
vigilo - be awake, watch, be vigilant

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