odi et amo

I hate and I love

Notes

opening of Catullus 85; the entire poem reads, "odi et amo quare id faciam fortasse requiris / nescio sed fieri sentio et excrucior" (I hate and I love. Why do I do this, you perhaps ask. / I do not know, but I feel it happening and am tormented)

Words

  • etand, both
  • amobe fond of, cherish, like, to love