Thursday, April 12, 2012

Unguentum

Here is today's distich by Martial, 13.126:

Unguentum heredi numquam nec vina relinquas;
Ille habeat nummos, haec tibi tota dato.


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:

hēres, hērēdis - heir, heiress
nummus, nummī m. - coin, cash, money
unguentum, unguentī n. - ointment, perfume

dō dare dedī datum: give
habeō habēre habuī habitum: have, hold
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
ille illa illud: that
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
numquam: never
relinquō -linquere -līquī -lictum: abandon
tōtus -a -um: whole, entire
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vīnum -ī n.: vine, wine




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