Monday, June 4, 2012

Vivitur ex rapto...

This distich comes from the Florilegium Gottingense edited by Voigt.

Vivitur ex rapto: non hospes ab hospite tutus,
Non socer a genero, fratrum quoque gratia rara.

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:

socer, socerī m. - father-in-law

ā, ab, abs: from, by (+abl.)
ex, ē: out of, from (+ abl.)
frāter, frātris m.: brother
gener, generī m.: son-in-law
grātia -ae f.: favor, influence, gratitude
hospes, hospitis m.: guest, guest-friend; stranger; host
nōn: not
quoque: also, too
rapio rapere rapuī raptum: seize, tear away
rarus -a -um: wide apart, loose, thin; rare seldom
tutus -a -um: safe, protected
vīvo -ere vīxī victum: live