Thursday, May 3, 2012

Caprea

Here is today's distich by Martial, 13.98 (99):

Pendentem summa capream de rupe videbis:
casuram speres; despicit illa canes.


Here is the vocabulary:

pendeo - hang, hang down
summa - highest, top of
caprea - wild goat
de - from, down from
rupes - cliff, rock
video - see
cado - fall
spero - hope for, trust, look forward to
despicio - look down on, despise
ille - that, that
canis - dog

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