Sunday, April 29, 2012

Non hominis mores...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This one comes from the Florilegium Gottingense edited by Voigt.

Non hominis mores cito noscimus interiores;
Hinc laudis flores cito non tribuas vel honores.

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:

interior, interius; interiōris - inner, interior, intimate

cītus -a -um: swift
flōs, flōris m.: flower, bloom
hīc, here; hinc: from here
homo hominis m.: human being
honor -ōris m.: honor, glory; office, post
laus, laudis f.: praise, glory
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
nōn: not
nōsco nōscere nōvī nōtum: learn, know
tribuo -ere -uī tribūtum: assign, bestow, grant
vel: or else, or; even; vel . . . vel, either… or