Thursday, May 3, 2012

Avaritia Semper Crescit

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Avaritia Semper Crescit
Crescit avara sitis, quanto tibi copia maior;
Ut cumules omnes, semper egebis, opes.


Here is the vocabulary:

avaritia - greed, avarice
semper - always
cresco - grow, increase
avarus - greedy, avaricious
sitis - thirst
quantus - how much
tu - you
copia - abundance, plenty
maior - larger, greater, bigger
ut - as, so, so that
cumulo - heap up, accumulate
omnis - all, every
semper - always
egeo - need, lack, require
ops - power, might, resources

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