Thursday, March 22, 2012

Propter euntes et redeuntes...

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.

Propter euntes et redeuntes, ostia claude;
Multa petentes, pauca ferentes sunt sine laude.

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

claudo -ere, clausī, clausum - close, shut
ostium, ostiī m. - front door, doorway, gateway

eo īre iī/īvī itum: go
et: and
fero ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
laus, laudis f.: praise, glory
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
paucī -ae -a: few
peto -ere petīvī petītum: seek, aim at
propter: because of (+ acc.)
redeo -īre -iī -itum: go back, return
sine: without (+ abl.)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist