Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dei Manus

This is an item from Anton Moker's Decalogus metricus et paraenetica disticha, published in 1573. You can see the book at GoogleBooks.

Dei Manus
Quae simul in terris, in aquis, et in aere vivunt,
Omnia larga dei nutrit alitque manus.

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

largus, -a, -um: abundant, plentiful, bountiful
nūtriō, nūtrīre: nourish, feed, foster

āēr āeris m.: air
alō alere aluī alitum: nourish
aqua -ae f. water
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
et: and
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
manus -ūs m.: hand; band of men
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
que (enclitic) - and
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
simul: at the same time
terra -ae f.: land
vīvō vīvere vīxī victum: live