Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sta pes...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. I found this poem in the collection Philosophia Patrum edited by Julius Wegeler.

Sta pes, sta mi pes, sta pes, nec labere, mi pes!
Ni tu stes, mi pes, lectus erunt lapides.

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

lābor, lābī, lapsum - slip, glide, fall
lectus, lectī m. - bed

ego me mihi mē: I, me
lapis lapidis m.: stone
neque, nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
nisi/nī: if not, unless
pēs pedis m.: foot
sto stāre stetī statum: stand
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)