Monday, June 4, 2012

Adspiret tantum coeptis...

This is from the Institutio Puerilis of Marc Antoni Muret (1526-1585); you can read the book at GoogleBooks.

Adspiret tantum coeptis Deus: omnia cuius 
Consilio aeterno et certa ratione reguntur.

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:

adspīro, -āre - breathe upon, favor, assist, desire

aeternus -a -um: everlasting, eternal
certus -a -um: sure, fixed; certē, certainly, surely
coepī coepisse, coeptus: have begun
cōnsilium -ī n.: plan; council, group of advisors
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
et: and
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
ratio -ōnis f.: method, plan, reason
rego regere rēxī rectum: guide, rule
tantus -a -um: so great, so much; tantum, only

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