Thursday, April 5, 2012

Amico Sic Prosis, ut Tibi non Obsis

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Amico Sic Prosis, ut Tibi non Obsis
Sic utere, tuis egeas ne rebus, amicis:
Sarcina namque humeris tota ferenda tuis.

Here is the vocabulary:

amicus - friendly, friend
sic - thus, in this way
prosum - be profitable, beneficial
ut - so, as, in order to
tu - you
non - not, so
obsum - hurt, be a nuisance
utor - use
egeo - lack, be bereft
ne - so that not, lest
res - thing
sarcina - pack, bundle
namqe - for and in fact
humerus - shoulder
totus - whole, all
fero - carry, bear