Friday, April 20, 2012

Clarior est solito...

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).

Clarior est solito post maxima nubila Phoebus,
Post inimicitias clarior est et amor.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words which are not on the DCC list, plus one proper noun:

inimīcitia, f. - enmity, hostility
nūbilus -a -um - cloudy; nubilum: cloudy weather, cloudy sky
Phoebus, m. - Phoebus Apollo, sun god, sun

amor -ōris m.: love
clārus -a -um: clear, distinguished
et: and
māximus -a -um: greatest; māximē, most, especially, very much
post: after (adv. and prep. +acc.)
soleo -ēre -uī -itum: be accustomed
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist