In Vulgate in Ecclesiastes 2:16, it says "...et futura tempora oblivione cuncta pariter operient...". I guess that's supposed to mean "...and the future times will cover entire them by oblivion...". However, why is "cuncta" neuter then, if it refers to people of unspecified gender? Shouldn't it be "cunctos", in masculine?

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Cuncta is neuter plural because it refers to “all things” rather than “all people.”

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