Symphosius Riddle 72: Tubus


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Truncum terra tegit, latitant in cespite lymphae;
Alveus est modicus, qui ripas non habet ullas;
In ligno vehitur medio, quae ligna vehebat.


The earth covers a tree trunk, water lurks in the ground;
There is a moderately sized riverbed, which does not have any banks;
In the middle of the wood is borne that which bore wood.

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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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