Sunday, April 17, 2011

Deum Mente Quaero

This little poem comes from Disticha de Educatione of Urbano Appendini, published in 1834; you can see the whole book at Google Books.

Deum Mente Quaero
Pelle procul tenebras, et, lumina dia inhiantem,
Fac me unum ardenti quaerere mente deum!

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:

dius, -a, -um: divine, belonging to god
inhiō, inhiāre: gape, gaze at eagerly

ārdeo ārdēre ārsī ārsum: blaze, glow; be eager
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
et: and
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
lūmen luminis n.: light
mēns mentis f.: mind
pellō pellere pepulī pulsum: strike, beat, push, drive
procul: at a distance
quaerō -rere -sīvī-situm: seek, inquire
tenebrae -brārum f. pl.: darkness, the shadows
ūnus -a -um: one


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