Friday, April 13, 2012

Quid sis, quid fueris...

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).

Quid sis, quid fueris, quid eris, semper mediteris;
Sic minus atque minus peccatis subiicieris.

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

meditor, ārī - consider, ponder
peccātum n. - sin, mistake, error
sūbicio, -ere, sūbiēcī, sūbiectum - throw under, make subject to

atque, ac: and in addition, and also, and; (after comparatives) than; simul atque, as soon as
minus -oris n.: a smaller number or amount, less; (adv.) minus, to a smaller extent, less
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
semper: always, ever
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut, in the same way as
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist