Thursday, May 26, 2011

Divitiae Male Partae

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Divitiae Male Partae
Cur tibi divitias cumulas? Cui congeris aurum?
Hostibus an nescis haec cumulare tuis?

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

congerō, congere: collect, amass, pile up
cumulō, cumulāre: heap up, accumulate

an: or
aurum -ī n.: gold
cūr: why?
dīvitiae -ārum f. pl.: riches, wealth
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
hostis -is m./f.: stranger, enemy
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
nesciō -scīre: not know, be ignorant
pariō parere peperī partum: bring forth, give birth to; accomplish
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
tuus -a -um: your