Symphosius Riddle 54: Amus


Date: Fri 09 Sep 2022
Original text:

Exiguum corpus flexu mucronis adunci,
Fallaces escas medio circumfero fluctu.
Blandior, ut noceam; morti praemitto saginam.


A small body with the curve of a bent edge,
I carry deceptive bait through the middle of the water.
I attract so that I may hurt; I send nourishment to its death.

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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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