Sunday, May 27, 2012

Ut moveant risum...

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.

Ut moveant risum multis est utile visum,
Sed risu multi meruerunt nomina stulti.

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:

rīsus, rīsūs m. - laughter

mereo -ēre meruī meritum: deserve, merit; serve as a soldier
moveo -ēre mōvī mōtum: move
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
nōmen -inis n.: name
sed: but
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
utilis -e: useful
video -ēre vīdī vīsum: see