Thursday, February 16, 2012

Non mihi sit durum...

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Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This little poem is from Gartner's Dicteria Proverbialia (1598).

Non mihi sit durum, quod novi me moriturum,
Non mortem flebo, quia tecum, Christe, manebo.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

Christus, m. - Christ

cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
dūrus -a -um: hard, tough, harsh
ego me mihi mē: I, me
fleo flēre flēvī flētum: weep
maneo -ēre mānsī mānsum: remain
morior morī mortuus sum: die
mors mortis f.: death
nōn: not
nōsco nōscere nōvī nōtum: learn, know
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
quia: because
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)