Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fictilibus Tutius

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Fictilibus Tutius
Fictilibus cenare pudet gemmasque requiris:
Ah, nescis, demens, quanta pericla manent.


Here is the vocabulary:

fictile - earthenware vessel
tutus - safe
ceno - dine, have supper
pudet - be a source of shame
gemma - precious stone, cup
que - and
requiro - require, seek, ask for
nescio - not know
demens - madman
quantus - how much, how many
periculum - danger
maneo - await, remain

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