Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Qui Servit Iniquo

This is from the so-called Anonymous Neveleti. It is the moral to the story of the old dog and his master.

Qui Servit Iniquo
Se misere servire sciat, qui servit iniquo;
Parcere subiectis nescit iniquus homo.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

inīquus, -a, -um: unequal, unjust, unfair
subiectus, -a, -um: made subject to; subject

homo hominis m.: human being
miser misera miserum: wretched, pitiable
nesciō -scīre: not know, be ignorant
parcō parcere pepercī: spare, be sparing of (+ dat.)
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sciō -īre -īvī/-iī -ītum: know
serviō -īre: be a slave, serve (+ dat.)
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself

canis vetulus et magister