Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Annus

Here is today's distich by John Owen, with an English translation by Thomas Harvey, 7.53.

Annus
Ver, aestas, autumnus, hiems sunt integer annus,
Aestas autumno, vere levatur
hiems.

THE YEAR
Sparing, Summer, Autumn, Winter, make the year:
Autumn doth Summer, Spring doth Winter chear.

Here is the vocabulary:

annus - year
ver - spring
aestas - summer
autumnus - autumn, fall
hiems - winter
sum - be, exist
integer - entire, whole, complete
levo - release, lessen, free from

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