Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fidelis Amicus

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.

Fidelis Amicus
Antiquus gladius, vetus atque fidelis amicus
Sunt tibi pro muro, cum stas in tempore duro.

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
antiquus -a -um: ancient, old-time, former
atque, ac: and in addition, and also, and; (after comparatives) than; simul atque, as soon as
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
dūrus -a -um: hard, tough, harsh
fidēlis -e: faithful
gladius -ī m.: sword
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
mūrus -ī m.: wall
prō: for, on behalf of, in proportion to (+abl.)
stō stāre stetī statum: stand
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tempus -oris n.: time
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vetus veteris: old