Saturday, April 28, 2012

Feminae Occursus

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus. You can read about the proverbial "Parthian shot" at Wikipedia.

Feminae Occursus
Formosae occursus mulieris daemonis arma:
Parthorum tamquam dira sagitta ferit.


Here is the vocabulary:

femina - woman
occursus - meeting, encounter
formosus - beautiful, shapely
mulier - woman
daemon - demon, devil
arma - weapons
Parthus - Parthian
tamquam - just as
dirus - cruel, awful
sagitta - arrow
ferio - wound

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