Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Deum Nihil Latet

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Deum Nihil Latet
Si quid forte mali aut facias, aut mente volutes,
Ut lateas homines, certe Deus omnia cernet.

Source: Marcus Antonius Muretus (1526-1585), Juvenilia. Meter: Dactylic Hexameter.

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:

If perchance (si forte) you either do (aut facias) or ponder doing (aut mente volutes) something bad (quid  mali) such that you escape people's notice (ut lateas homines), for sure God (certe Deus) sees all things (omnia cernet).

volūtō, volūtāre: revolve in the mind, consider

aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
aut: or
cerno cernere crēvī crētum: discern, separate
certus -a -um: sure, fixed; certē, certainly, surely
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
facio facere fēcī factum: do, make
fors, fortis f.: chance
homo hominis m.: human being
lateo -ēre latuī: lie hidden, be hidden
malus -a -um: evil
mēns mentis f.: mind
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
sī: if
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)