Sunday, July 22, 2012

Deus Cuncta Scrutatur

This poem is from a book entitled Adagiorum Maxime Vulgarium Thesaurus, first published in 1730.

Deus Cuncta Scrutatur
Crede mihi, acta deum numquam mortalia fallunt;
Scrutatur renes cordaque cuncta deus.

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

rēnes (rēnum, m. pl.): kidneys
scrūtor, scrūtārī: examine thoroughly, search

agō agere ēgī āctum: drive, do, act
cor cordis n.: heart; cordī est, it is pleasing to (+ dat.)
crēdō crēdere crēdidī crēditum: believe
cūnctus -a -um: entire all together
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
fallō fallere fefellī falsum: deceive
mortālis -e: liable to death, mortal
numquam: never
que (enclitic) - and

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