Tuesday, April 10, 2012

De Amore et Fide

Here is today's distich by John Owen, with an English translation by Thomas Harvey, 2.51.

De Amore et Fide
Fecerunt amor atque fides divortia: nusquam
Non suspecta fides, suspiciosus amor.

Love is from Faith divorc’d: that ever is
Suspicious, not once suspected this.

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

dīvortium, n. - dissolution, divorce
suspicio, -ere, suspecī, suspectum - look up, respect, look askance, mistrust
suspīciōsus - suspicious

amor -ōris m.: love
atque, ac: and in addition, and also, and; (after comparatives) than; simul atque, as soon as
dē: down from, about, concerning (+ abl.)
et: and
facio facere fēcī factum: do, make
fidēs -eī f.: trust, faith
nōn: not
numquam: never