Friday, March 16, 2012

Mortis calcat iter...

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.

Mortis calcat iter terrae cognatio tota;
Ipsa tamen calcata magis, minus est via nota.

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

calco, -āre - tread, trample, ram down
cognātio, -ōnis f. - blood relation, family, affinity

ipse, ipsa, ipsum: him- her- itself
iter itineris n.: journey, route
magis: more
minus -oris n.: a smaller number or amount, less; (adv.) minus, to a smaller extent, less
mors mortis f.: death
nōsco nōscere nōvī nōtum: learn, know
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tamen: nevertheless, still
terra -ae f.: land
tōtus -a -um: whole, entire
via -ae f.: way, street