Sunday, April 15, 2012

Qui Vult in Caelo Cumulare Divitias

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Qui Vult in Caelo Cumulare Divitias
Quas Christi causa miseris donabis egenis,
In caelo aeternas constabilibis opes.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are only three words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

Christus, m. - Christ
constabilio, -īre, constabilīvī - confirm, establish, make firm
egēnus -a -um - destitute, impoverished, wanting

aeternus -a -um: everlasting, eternal
caelum -ī n.: sky, heavens
causa -ae f.: cause, reason
dōnō -āre: present with a gift (+ acc. of person and abl. of thing)
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
miser misera miserum: wretched, pitiable
ops opis f.: assistance, resources
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?