Thursday, May 24, 2012

Iam frater fratrem...

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

Iam frater fratrem, iam fallit filia matrem;
Iam socius socium, iam fallit amicus amicum.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. All the words in this poem are on that list:

amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
fallo fallere fefellī falsum: deceive
filia -ae f.; filius -ī m.: daughter; son
frāter, frātris m.: brother
iam: now; already
māter, mātris f.: mother
socius -a -um: friendly, allied; socius -i m. partner, comrade