Tuesday, June 12, 2012


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

Lex et natura, caelum, Deus, omnia iura
Damnant ingratum: maerent illum quoque natum.

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:

maereo, -ēre - grieve, be sad, bewail

caelum -ī n.: sky, heavens
damnō -āre: condemn
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
et: and
ille illa illud: that
ingrātus -a -um: unpleasant, disagreeable
iūs iūris n.: right, justice, law
lēx lēgis: f. law
nāscor nāscī nātus sum: be born
nātūra -ae f.: nature
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
quoque: also, too

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