Friday, July 29, 2011

Ditat Deus

This poem is from the Hortulus Carminum Selectorum by Josephus Perez (1627-1694).

Ditat Deus
Nemo tam pauper, rerum tam nullus egenus,
Quin cito ditetur, si velit ipse deus.

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

dītō, dītāre: make rich, enrich
egēnus, -a, -um: destitute, impoverished

cītus -a -um: swift; citō swiftly
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
ipse ipsa ipsum: him- her- itself
nēmo: no one (gen. nullius, dat. nulli, abl. nullo or nulla > nullus -a -um)
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
pauper -eris: poor, lowly
quīn: (adv.) indeed, in fact; (conjunction) so that . . . not (+ subj.)
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
sī: if
tam: so
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing

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