Thursday, March 15, 2012

Si quis amat Christum...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This little poem is from Gartner's Dicteria Proverbialia (1598).

Si quis amat Christum, mundum non diligit istum;
aestimat obscaenum, quod mundus credit amoenum.

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

aestimo, -āre - reckon, consider, estimate
Christus, m. - Christ
obscaenus -a -um - ill-omened, repulsive, hateful

aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
amo -āre: to love
dīligo -ligere -lēxī -lēctum: choose, cherish, love
iste, ista, istud: that, that of yours; adv. istīc or istūc, over there; istinc, from over there
mundus -ī m.: world, universe, heavens
nōn: not
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sī: if