Friday, March 23, 2012

Pauperis in specie...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This little poem is from Gartner's Dicteria Proverbialia (1598).

Pauperis in specie dum Christus venerit ad te,
Impertire sibi, quod dedit ipse tibi.



The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list, plus one proper noun:

Christus, m. - Christ
impertio -īre, impertīvī, impertītum - share, bestow, impart

ad: to, up to, towards (+acc.)
do dare dedī datum: give
dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
in: in, on (+ abl.); into onto (+ acc)
ipse, ipsa, ipsum: him- her- itself
pauper -eris: poor, lowly
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
speciēs -ēī f.: aspect, appearance
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
venio -īre vēnī ventum: come



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