Monday, March 5, 2012

Nuper erat medicus...

Here is today's distich by Martial, 1.47:

Nuper erat medicus, nunc est vispillo Diaulus:
quod vispillo facit, fecerat et medicus.


Diaule the doctor is a sexton made:
Though he is changed, he changeth not his trade.
- Wright

Here is the vocabulary:

nuper - lately, recently
sum - be, exist
medicus - physician, doctor
nunc - now
vispillo - undertaker
Diaulus - Diaulus (proper name)
qui - who, which, that
facio - do
et - and, even, too

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