Friday, April 27, 2012

Qui ducis vultus...

Here is today's distich by Martial, 1.40:

Qui ducis vultus et non legis ista libenter,
omnibus invideas, livide: nemo tibi.


Who read'st these lines, from rancorous spleen not free,
May'st envy all, and none e'er envy thee!
- Anon. 1695

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are three words which are not on the DCC list:

invideo -ēre, invīdī, invīsum - envy, be jealous, begrudge
libens, libentis - willing, glad; adv. libenter
līvidus -a -um - black-and-blue, livid, spiteful

dūco dūcere dūxī ductum: lead; uxōrem ducere, marry
et: and
iste, ista, istud: that, that of yours; adv. istīc or istūc, over there; istinc, from over there
lego legere lēgī lēctum: gather, choose, read
nēmo: no one (gen. nullius, dat. nulli, abl. nullo or nulla > nullus -a -um)
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vultus -ūs m.: look, expression, face



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