Monday, July 16, 2012

Thais Amore Caret

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Thais Amore Caret
Thaida si quis amat, sua, non se, credat amari:
Thais amore caret; munus amantis amat.

Source: Anonymus Neveleti (12th century), 49. Meter: Elegiac. Thais is the proverbial prostitute in both Greek and Roman literature; you can read about the historical Thais at Wikipedia.

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:

Thais (Thaidis, f.; Thaida acc.): Thais

aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
amō -āre: to love; amans -ntis m./f.: lover
amor -ōris m.: love
careō -ēre -uī: lack (+ abl.)
crēdō crēdere crēdidī crēditum: believe
mūnus mūneris n.: gift, offering
nōn: not
sī: if
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own