Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Quisque suo Marte...

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).

Quisque suo Marte, sic quilibet utitur arte,
Quam sibi sors dedit, hac utitur omnis homo.

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

Mars, Martis m. - Mars, god of war
quīlibet, quaelibet, quodlibet - whoever, anybody, everybody

ars artis f.: skill
do dare dedī datum: give
hic, haec, hoc: this; hōc, on this account
homo hominis m.: human being
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
quis-, quae-, quidque: each one, everyone
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut, in the same way as
sors, sortis f.: lot, fate, destiny; oracle
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
ūtor ūtī ūsus sum: use