Sunday, April 10, 2011

Conviva Gratus

This little poem comes from Disticha de Educatione of Urbano Appendini, published in 1834; you can see the whole book at Google Books.

Conviva Gratus
Qui multos populos, multas inspexit et urbes,
Inter convivas hic mihi gratus erit.

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:

convīva (convīvae, c.): table companion, fellow diner
inspiciō, inspiciere, inspexī: examine, inspect, look at

ego meī mihi mē: I, me
et: and
grātus -a -um: pleasant; grateful
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
inter: between, among; during (+ acc.)
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
populus -ī m.: people
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
urbs urbis f.: city