Monday, May 28, 2012

Di tibi dent et tu...

Here is today's distich by Martial, 6.87:

Di tibi dent et tu, Caesar, quaecumque mereris;
di mihi dent et tu quae volo, si merui.

On thee, may heaven, and thou, thy due bestow:
On me, my little wish; if that ye owe. (Anon.)

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

Caesar, Caesaris m. - Caesar, emperor

deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
do dare dedī datum: give
ego me mihi mē: I, me
et: and
mereo -ēre meruī meritum: deserve, merit; serve as a soldier
quī-, quae-, quodcumque: who-, whatever
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sī: if
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
volo velle voluī: wish, be willing

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