Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dirumpit saccum sus...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This one comes from the Florilegium Gottingense edited by Voigt.

Dirumpit saccum sus, postquam grana comedit;
Sicque suum pravus benefactorem cito laedit.

Here is the vocabulary:

dirumpo - shatter, burst, split
saccus - sack, bag
sus - pig, sow
postquam - after, afterwards
granum - grain, seed
comedo - eat, eat up, consume
sic - thus, so, in this way
que-enclitic - and
suus - reflexive possessive adjective
pravus - vicious, perverse, bad
benefactor - benefactor
citus - swift, quick; cito: quickly
laedo - strike, injure, wound