Sunday, July 22, 2012

Verus Amicus

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Verus Amicus
Invenies multos, si res tibi floret, amicos;
Si fueris pauper, quis tibi amicus erit?

Source: Michaelis Verinus (c.1469-c.1487), Disticha. Meter: Elegiac. Note the subjunctive used to express the hypothetical condition: si fueris...

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:

flōreō, flōrēre: blossom, flourish, be prosperous

amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
inveniō -venīre -vēnī -ventum: find; discover
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
pauper -eris: poor, lowly
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vērus -a -um: true; vērē, truly

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