Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quicquid vita dedit...

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).

Quicquid vita dedit, tollit cum vita recedit,
nec tecum tolles plenos rubigine folles.

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

follis, follis m. - bag, purse, ball
rūbīgo, rūbiginis f. - rust, mildew, blight

cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
do dare dedī datum: give
neque, nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
plēnus -a -um: full
quisquis quidquid: whoever, whichever
recēdo -ere -cessī -cessum: step back, recoil, recede, withdraw
tollo -ere sustulī sublātum: raise up, destroy
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vīta -ae f.: life

("Death and the Miser" by Hieronymus Bosch)