Sunday, May 20, 2012

Si quid sors praebet...

Here is another Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This one comes from the Florilegium Gottingense edited by Voigt.

Si quid sors praebet, sapiens homo sumere debet,
Ne, dum plus capiat, perdat et id quod habet.



The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. All the words in this poem are on that list!

aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
capio capere cēpī captum: seize
dēbeo -ēre dēbuī dēbitum: owe, be obliged
dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
et: and
habeo -ēre -uī habitum: have, hold
homo hominis m.: human being
is ea, id: he, she, it; eō, there, to that place
nē: lest, that not
perdo -ere -didī -ditum: destroy
plūs plūris n.: a greater amount or number, more
praebeo -ēre -uī -itum: furnish, supply, render
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sapiens -ntis: wise, sensible
sī: if
sors, sortis f.: lot, fate, destiny; oracle
sūmo -ere sūmpsī sūmptum: take up

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