Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Quid Sit Amicus

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Quid Sit Amicus
Alter ego verus, multumque probatus amicus,
Quo debet nobis carius esse nihil.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. All the words in this poem are on that list:

alter altera alterum: other of two
amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
cārus -a -um: dear
dēbeō dēbēre dēbuī dēbitum: owe, be obliged
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
nōs nostrum/nostrī nobis nōs: we
probō -āre: approve, prove; convince one (dat.) of a thing (acc.)
que (enclitic) - and
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
vērus -a -um: true; vērē, truly