Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Quod Pauperes Habent

This is an item from Anton Moker's Decalogus metricus et paraenetica disticha, published in 1573. You can see the book at GoogleBooks.

Quod Pauperes Habent
Hic mos est genti: panis praebetur habenti;
Pauperibus crebro sumitur id quod habent.

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

crēbrō: frequently, repeatedly
pānis (pānis, m.): bread, food

gēns gentis f.: family, clan
habeō habēre habuī habitum: have, hold
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
is ea id: he, she, it
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
pauper -eris: poor, lowly
praebeō -ēre -uī -itum: furnish, supply, render
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
sūmō sūmere sūmpsī sūmptum: take up