Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Aliena Fertiliora Videntur

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Aliena Fertiliora Videntur
Quisque suam deflet sortem, vicinaque semper
Apparet falso laetior esse seges.


The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are only three words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

dēfleō, -ēre, dēflēvī, dēflētum - lament, bewail, weep
fertilis, -e; fertilis - fertile, fruitful, abundant
seges, segetis f. - crop, field of grain
 
aliēnus -a -um: foreign, strange
appareō -ēre -uī: appear, become visible
falsus -a -um: deceptive, false
laetus -a -um: glad, joyful
que (enclitic) - and
quis- quae- quidque: each one, everyone
semper: always, ever
sors sortis f.: lot, fate, destiny; oracle
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
vīcīnus -a -um: neighboring, near
videō vidēre vīdī vīsum: see



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