Thursday, June 2, 2011

Nemo Dat Gratis

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Nemo Dat Gratis
Munera qui mittit, sperat maiora remitti;
Nemo suas vellet perdere gratis opes.

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

grātīs: without payment, freely
remitto, remittere: send back, return

dō dare dedī datum: give
māior -ius: greater, older; maiōres -um: ancestors
mittō mittere mīsī missum: send, let go
mūnus mūneris n.: gift, offering
nēmo: no one (gen. nullius, dat. nulli, abl. nullo or nulla > nullus -a -um)
ops opis f.: assistance, resources
perdō -dere -didī -ditum: destroy
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
spērō -āre: to hope
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing