Friday, April 6, 2012

Ad Magna Praemia Magno Labore

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Ad Magna Praemia Magno Labore
Si te delectant aeternae praemia vitae,
Magna quidem, ne te terreat ergo labor.

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:

dēlectō, -āre - delight, charm, please

ad: to, up to, towards (+acc.)
aeternus -a -um: everlasting, eternal
ergo: therefore
labor -ōris m.: toil, exertion
māgnus -a -um great
nē: lest, that not
praemium -iī n.: bounty, reward
quidem: certainly, at least
sī: if
terreō terrēre terruī territum: terrify, frighten
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vīta -ae f.: life