Monday, May 28, 2012

Nemo Inimicus

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Nemo Inimicus
Maiores colito; paribus par esto; minores
Ne spernas: tibi sic nemo inimicus erit.

Source: Urbano Appendini (1777-1834), De Educatione Disticha. Meter: Elegiac. Note the future imperatives, colito and esto, along with the use of the subjunctive to express a negative command: ne spernas.

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:

spernō, spernere: scorn, reject, despise

colo colere coluī cultum: inhabit, cultivate
inimīcus -a -um: unfriendly
māior -ius: greater, older
minus -oris n.: a smaller number or amount, less
nē: lest, that not
nēmo: no one (gen. nullius, dat. nulli, abl. nullo or nulla > nullus -a -um)
pār, paris: equal
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut, in the same way as
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)