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Watashi Hidokei GUNOMOON
I Am the Gnomon of the Sundial

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Album / Collection: Barbara Waiseiko Mokushiroku (Barbara Dwarf Star Child Apocalypse)
Track # 7

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Original / Romaji LyricsEnglish Translation
Lyrics from
kakusareta chishiki ya hiden o imi suru
chishiki GUNOOSHISU, chichuu no sei GUNOOMU o gogen to suru
watashi hidokei GUNOMOON

Lyrics from
It means hidden knowledge and the transmission of secrets
From the same root as "gnosis," knowledge, and "gnome," a subterranean spirit
I am the gnomon of the sundial

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Babylon, Berossus, hemisphere
Samos, Aristarchus, disc
Cnidus, Eudoxus, spider
Syracuse, Scopus, pillar base
Amisos, Dionysodorus, cone[1]

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watashi hidokei GUNOMOON
kage o mochiite nijuumentai
shitaiyoukei hakaru chie
watashi hidokei GUNOMOON
hikari no souzou ryoku to shite
gensou raisan kage * toki no

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I am the gnomon of the sundial
An icosahedron making use of the shadows
With the wisdom to measure apparent solar time
I am the gnomon of the sundial
Making the imagination of light my strength
An illusory worship of shadows and time

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ten no hokkyoku hi no kagebou
ten no nankyoku kage shimesu hari

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At the north pole of the heavens, a bar of shadow from the sun
At the south pole of the heavens, a clock hand pointing to shadow

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shitaiyou ji
shitaiyou hi
shitaiyou tsuki
shitaiyou nen

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Apparent solar hour
Apparent solar day
Apparent solar month
Apparent solar year

Lyrics from
KOMAgata hidokei (NOOMON)
sekidoushiki hidokei (HIJURA)
suichokushiki hidokei (GUNOOMON)
keitai hidokei (DIPPUTIKKU)

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Equatorial sundial (gnomon)
Equatorial bow sundial (Hijri)
Vertical sundial (gnomon)
Portable sundial (diptych)

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watashi hidokei GUNOMOON

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I am the gnomon of the sundial

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tentai no nagare no chie
kisetsu no utsuri kawari no chishiki
shizen no RIZUMU renkinjutsushi
toki no nagare chie no gensen

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Understanding of the movement of heavenly bodies
Knowledge of the changing of the seasons
An alchemist of the rhythms of nature
The flow of time; the fountain of wisdom

[1] Each of these lines lists, in reverse order, a form of sundial, the (supposed or probable) inventor of that form, and the location where that person lived. I couldn't find anything at all about Scopus, but here are the rest on Wikipedia:


Translated and transliterated by bluepenguin

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