Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Nulla videt cupidus...

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.

Nulla videt cupidus, nisi quae cupit aspiciendo;
Visa cupit cupidus, quae sola videt cupiendo.

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:

cupidus -a -um - desirous, greedy, eager

aspicio -ere -spēxī -spectum: look to or at, behold
cupio -ere -īvī -ītum: desire
nisi/nī: if not, unless
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sōlus -a -um: only, alone; sōlum (adv.), only, merely
video -ēre vīdī vīsum: see