Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ad Magna Praemia Magno Labore

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Ad Magna Praemia Magno Labore
Non nisi per magnos ad praemia magna labores
Itur, at ignavis nulla corona datur.

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

corōna (corōnae, f.): garland, wreath, crown
ignāvus, -a, -um: lazy, idle, useless

ad: to, up to, towards (+acc.)
at: but, but yet
dō dare dedī datum: give
eo īre iī/īvī itum: go
labor -ōris m.: toil, exertion
māgnus -a -um great
nisi/nī: if not, unless
nōn: not
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
per: through (+acc.)
praemium -iī n.: bounty, reward