Sunday, July 22, 2012

Non Casu Casus

Here is an emblem and distich by Bornitius, 55.

Non Casu Casus
Fortuitum in mundo nihil est; deus omne gubernat,
Et quod fortuita vi cecidisse putas.


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:

fortuitus, -a, -um: accidental, chance
gubernō, gubernāre: pilot, guide

cadō cadere cecidī cāsum: fall, be killed
cāsus -ūs m.: a fall; chance, accident;
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
et: and
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
mundus -ī m.: world, universe, heavens
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
nōn: not
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
putō -āre: think, suppose
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
vīs f.: force; (acc.) vim, (abl.) vī; (pl.) vīrēs, strength

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