Monday, May 28, 2012

Est mihi paene nihil...

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This little poem comes from Disticha de Educatione of Urbano Appendini, published in 1834; you can see the whole book at Google Books.

Est mihi paene nihil, quod vitae in fine relinquam:
O bene! Sic veniet mors minus atra mihi.

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

āter, ātra, ātrum - dark, black, gloomy

bene: well
ego me mihi mē: I, me
fīnis -is m.: end, boundary
in: in, on (+ abl.); into onto (+ acc)
minus -oris n.: a smaller number or amount, less; (adv.) minus, to a smaller extent, less
mors mortis f.: death
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
paene: almost
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
relinquo -linquere -līquī -lictum: abandon
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut, in the same way as
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
venio -īre vēnī ventum: come
vīta -ae f.: life