Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ex magna cena...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. I found this poem in the collection Philosophia Patrum edited by Julius Wegeler.

Ex magna cena stomacho fit maxima poena;
Ut sis nocte levis, sit tibi cena brevis.

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

cēna, f. - dinner, supper, meal
stomachus, -ī m. - stomach

brevis -e: short, shallow, brief; adv. breviter
ex, ē: out of, from (+ abl.)
fīo fierī factus sum: become
levis -e: light, trivial
māgnus -a -um great
māximus -a -um: greatest; māximē, most, especially, very much
nox noctis f.: night
poena -ae f.: penalty, punishment
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)