Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dum dives loquitur...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. I found this poem in the collection Philosophia Patrum edited by Julius Wegeler.

Dum dives loquitur, verbum Salomonis habetur;
Cum pauper loquitur, tunc barbarus esse videtur.

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

barbarus -a -um - barbarian, foreign, uncouth
Salomon, -ōnis m. - Solomon

cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
dīves, dīvitis: rich (poet. dīs, dītis)
dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
habeo -ēre -uī habitum: have, hold
loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
pauper -eris: poor, lowly
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tum/tunc: then
verbum -ī n.: word
video -ēre vīdī vīsum: see

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