Sunday, July 22, 2012

Qui Dat Inopi Sua

354     -     355     -     356

Qui Dat Inopi Sua
Qui bene divitias inopi donabit amico,
   Hic omni felix tempore dives erit.

Source: Michaelis Verinus (c.1469-c.1487), 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:

inops (inopis): needy, lacking, destitute

amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
bene: well
dīves, dīvitis: rich (poet. dīs, dītis)
dīvitiae -ārum f. pl.: riches, wealth
dō dare dedī datum: give
dōnō -āre: present with a gift (+ acc. of person and abl. of thing)
fēlīx -īcis: lucky; adv. fēlīciter
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
tempus -oris n.: time