Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Amare ut Amicus Sis

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Amare ut Amicus Sis
Omnis amicus amat, sed non qui amat omnis amicus;
Si quem, Basse, tu amas, esto et amicus ei.

Source: Godfrey of Winchester (c.1050-1107), Epigrammata, 55. Meter: Elegiac. Note the use of the future imperative, esto, and the adverbial et in the second line: esto et, "also be!"

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:

Bassus (Bassī, m.): Bassus

aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
amō -āre: to love; amans -ntis m./f.: lover
et: and
is ea id: he, she, it
nōn: not
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sed: but
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)