Saturday, March 24, 2012

Discere fit carum...

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.

Discere fit carum, quamvis primo sit amarum,
Et post fit suave, quod fuit ante grave.

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

amārus -a -um - bitter, pungent, harsh
cārus -a -um - dear, beloved, precious, costly
suāvis, -e; suāvis - sweet, pleasant, charming

ante: before, in front of (adv. and prep. + acc.)
disco -ere didicī: learn
et: and
fīo fierī factus sum: become
gravis -e: heavy
post: after (adv. and prep. +acc.)
prīmus -a -um: first
quamvīs: however you like; although
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist