A Little Book of Filipino Riddles eBook

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Religious.

290.

Oalayan pinalsay Dios ya amayamay iran sanaagui et sacsaquey so
pait da. 
    (Pang.—­also Bis.) Colintas

Many of them, brothers—­but they have only one bodytube. 
    Beads

291.

Adda tal-lo gasut a bacac maymaysat nanglidingac. 
    (Iloc.) Cuentas

I have three hundred cattle, with a single nose cord. 
    Beads

292.

Nacno agapaldua. 
    (Pang.) Simbaan

Only half full. 
    Church

293.

Napuno pero ua-ay mag tunga. 
    (Bis.) Simbahan

They said it was full but it was half-full. 
Church

294.

Idi nagcasar ni Ina quen ni Ama avanac pay a dara ngem idi nagbuniag
ni Apo siac ti namadrino. 
    (Iloc.) Cristo

When my father and mother were married I was not yet in the womb,
but when my grandfather was baptized I was his godfather. 
    Christ

296.

Dua ti taquiagna, maysat sacana, adda olo aoan matana. 
    (Iloc.) Cruz

Two arms, one leg and a head, but no eyes. 
    Cross

297.

Tatlo ang botones, apat ang ohales. 
    (Tag.,—­also Bis.) Cristo

Three buttons, four holes. 
    Crucifix

298.

May isang batang lalaque, umakyat sa camachile nang hindi ma ca puede,
likod ang idinale. 
    (Tag.) Si Cristo

There is a boy climbed up a camachili tree; when he could not stand
it he climbed on his back. 
    Crucifix

299.

Maysa a cayo nagango idiay poona nabasa idiay tingana, nagango met
ti ngodona. 
    (Iloc.) Sto Cristo

A tree dry at the foot, wet in the middle, dry also above. 
    Christ, i.e, crucifix

300.

Aramid ti masirib canen ti nalaing. amin a macaquita pasig amin
a logpi. 
    (Iloc.) Ostia

Work of a wise man, eaten by a wise man; all who see are lame. 
    The host

301.

Akoi nag tanim nang sicolo sa gitna nang convento, ibinunga ay
si Cristo. 
    (Tag.) Hostia

I planted a sicolo in the midst of the convent; it bore Christ
for fruit. 
    The host

    A sicolo is a small piece of money; it here relates to the
    contribution made at communion service.

302.

Isang tubong sinanduyon, abut sa langit ang dahon. 
    (Tag.) Panalangin

A sugarcane without joints, whose leaves reach heaven.  Prayer

303.

Nang maitayo na yaong hangang baywang nagbitiu ng pawang kalunkut
lunkutan. 
    (Tag.) Ang pitong wikang iniaaral nang pari sa Viernes Santo.

After he hid from his feet to his waist he gave very sad things. 
    The preaching in the pulpit by a priest about the seven
    utterances of Christ on Good Friday.

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