Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ollae Amicitia

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

Ollae Amicitia
Non nisi cum ceno, noster me quaerit amicus;
Quam me plus ollam noster amicus amat.

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:

cēnō, cēnāre: dine, eat dinner
olla (ollae, f.): pot, jar

amīcitia -ae f.: friendship
amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
amō -āre: to love; amans -ntis m./f.: lover
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
nisi/nī: if not, unless
nōn: not
noster nostra nostrum: our
plūs plūris n.: a greater amount or number, more
quaerō -rere -sīvī-situm: seek, inquire
quam: how?; (after comparative) than