Friday, April 6, 2012

O bona paupertas...

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).

O bona paupertas, ni te Deus ipse tulisset,
Tunc tua durities multis ingrata fuisset.

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

dūritiēs, dūritiēī f. - hardness, hardship
ingrātus -a -um - ungrateful, thankless, unpleasant
paupertas, paupertātis f. - poverty, need

bonus -a -um: good
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
fero ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
ipse, ipsa, ipsum: him- her- itself
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
nisi/nī: if not, unless
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
tum/tunc: then
tuus -a -um: your