Symphosius Riddle 80: Tintinnabulum


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Aere rigens curvo patulum conponor in orbem.
Mobilis est intus linguae crepitantis imago.
Non resono positus, motus quoque saepe resulto.


Rigid with curved bronze, I am formed in a wide circle.
Inside is the moving likeness of a murmuring tongue.
Set down, I do not resound, but moved, I often ring out.

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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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