Eusebius Riddle 9: De Alpha


Date: Mon 27 Dec 2021
Original text:

Dux ego linguarum, resonans et prima per orbem,
Dicor et unum, quingentos, vel mille figuro,
Atque vocari primus per me coepit Adamus.
Do, domina linguae, pueris me vim resonare.


I am said to be the prince of speech, echoing and first throughout the world,
And I represent the numbers one, five hundred, even one thousand,
And Adam was the first who began to be called with me. 
Mistress of language, I give children the power to voice me.

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On Alpha, the first letter in the Greek alphabet

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