Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hoc Tibi Gratulor

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

Hoc Tibi Gratulor
Non quod sis dives tibi gratulor, at quod egentes
Divitiis valeas ipse iuvare tuis.

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:

egeō, egēre: lack, be without, need
grātulor, grātulārī: congratulate

at: but, but yet
dīves, dīvitis: rich (poet. dīs, dītis)
dīvitiae -ārum f. pl.: riches, wealth
ipse ipsa ipsum: him- her- itself
iuvō iuvāre iūvī iūtum: help, assist; please, delight
nōn: not
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
tuus -a -um: your
valeō valēre valuī: be strong, excel, be valid, prevail; valē: farewell!

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