Sunday, June 3, 2012

Si careas veste...

Here is another Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This little poem is from Gartner's Dicteria Proverbialia (1598).

Si careas veste, nec sis vestitus honeste,
Nullius es laudis, quamvis sapis omne quod audis.

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:

vestio -īre, vestīvī, vestītum - dress, clothe, attire

audio -īre -īvī/-iī -itum: hear, listen to
careo -ēre -uī: lack (+ abl.)
honor -ōris m.: honor, glory; office, post
laus, laudis f.: praise, glory
neque, nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
quamvīs: however you like; although
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sapio sapere sapīvī: be wise
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
vestis -is f.: garment, robe, clothing