Lorsch Riddle 7


Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021
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Original text:
Scribitur octono silvarum grammate lignum.
Ultima terna simul tuleris si grammata demens,
Milibus in multis vix postea cernitur una.
A tree of the forests is written with an eighth stroke.
If, mad, you should remove the last three strokes together,
you would barely find one in many a thousand.
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Chestnut, chestnut tree


This edition is based on Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Palatinus latinus 1753, folio 117r. You can find images of this manuscript here.

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