Sunday, July 22, 2012

Nullus Sine Linea Dies

This poem is from the proverbial distichs of Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), which you can read online at the University of Mannheim.

Nulla Sine Linea Dies
Nulla dies abeat iusto fraudata labore;
Sit studii testis linea ducta tui.

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:

fraudātus, -a, -um: cheated, robbed
līnea (līneae, f.): line

abeō -īre -iī -itum: go away
diēs diēī m./f.: day
dūcō dūcere dūxī ductum: lead; uxōrem dūcere, marry
iūstus -a -um: right, just, fair
labor -ōris m.: toil, exertion
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
sine: without (+ abl.)
studium -ī n.: eagerness, zeal
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
testis -is m.: witness
tuus -a -um: your