Symphosius Riddle 52: Farina


Date: Fri 09 Sep 2022
Original text:

Inter saxa fui quae me contrita premebant,    
Vix tamen effugi totis conlisa medullis;
Et iam forma mihi minor est, sed copia maior.


I was between the stones, which pressed me, crushed,
And yet I, shattered, hardly escaped with all my marrow;
And now my shape is small, but my supply is bigger.

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This edition is based on Raymond T. Ohl, ed. The Enigmas of Symphosius. PhD dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1928.

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