Friday, July 20, 2012

Omnibus Utilis

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Omnibus Utilis
Qui, quod habet, nec amat nimium, nec prodigit aurum,
Utilis ille aliis, utilis ille sibi.

Source: Urbano Appendini (1777-1834), De Educatione Disticha. Meter: Elegiac.

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:

prōdigō, prōdigere: squander, lavish, waste

alius -a -um: other, another; alias: at another time
amō -āre: to love; amans -ntis m./f.: lover
aurum -ī n.: gold
habeō habēre habuī habitum: have, hold
ille illa illud: that
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
nimius -a -um: too much, excessive; nimis or nimium: excessively
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
utilis -e: useful