Saturday, May 28, 2011

Quod Dices Aliis, Tibi Dicetur

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Quod Dices Aliis, Tibi Dicetur
Quae dices aliis, tibi iam responsa remitti
Expectes; capies qualia dona dabis.

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

remittō, remittere: send back, return
rēsponsum (rēsponsī, n.): answer, reply

alius -a -um: other, another; alias: at another time
capiō capere cēpī captum: seize
dīcō dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
dō dare dedī datum: give
donum -ī n.: gift, present
exspectō -āre: watch, wait, expect
iam: now; already
quālis -e: of what kind? what?
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)