Sunday, June 3, 2012

Uxor, equus, vestis...

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

Uxor, equus, vestis, et calciamenta inhonestis
Dum conceduntur, cum damno restituuntur.

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:

calciamentum, n. - shoe

concēdo -cēdere -cessī -cessum: yield, withdraw
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
damnum -ī n.: damage, injury
dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
equus -ī m.: horse
et: and
restituo -stituere -stituī -stitūtum: restore
uxor uxōris f.: wife
vestis -is f.: garment, robe, clothing