Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ad Amicum

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Ad Amicum
Accipe parva mei laetus munuscula census
Nec quae sint, sed qua suscipe mente data.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words which are not on the DCC list:

census, censūs m. - registration, property
munusculum, n. - small present, tiny gift

accipio -cipere -cēpī -ceptum: receive
ad: to, up to, towards (+acc.)
amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
do dare dedī datum: give
laetus -a -um: glad, joyful
mēns mentis f.: mind
meus -a -um: my
neque, nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
parvus -a -um: small
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sed: but
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
suscipio -cipere -cēpī ceptum: take up