Saturday, April 14, 2012


Here is today's distich by Martial, 13.71:

Dat mihi pinna rubens nomen, sed lingua gulosis
nostra sapit. Quid si garrula lingua foret?

Here is the vocabulary:

phoenicopterus - flamingo
do - give
ego - I, me
pinna - feather, wing
rubens - be red
nomen - name
sed - but
lingua - tongue
gulosus - gluttonous, glutton
noster - our
sapio - taste, savor of
quid - what
si - if
garrulus - talkative, loquacious
sum - be, exist

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