What langauage is on my bell, and what does it mean?
October 24, 2005 at 5:03 pm #10440
I have another small bell. It is made of, I think, brass. It is 6&1/2″ tall including the handle,The handle is welded on, and is a round ring with a small threaded hole in the top of the ring. the bell without the handle is 5&1/4″. It has some artwork of animals, people, plants and stuff.
Anyway, the inscription reads “VOCEM MEAM AUDIT” “OUI ME TANGIT”. If anybody know the langauage and meaning of the inscription, please let me know.
Patricia A King
January 2, 2006 at 10:21 am #12722Joan ElliottParticipant
I know it is some time since you posted your request and you may now have the answer to your question.
Just in case you haven’t I did a web search and came up with this as a possible solution …
“whomever touches me, hears my voice”
Hope this helps
January 3, 2006 at 12:16 pm #12723
Do you happen to know what language that is? 😀
January 3, 2006 at 3:28 pm #12724Joan ElliottParticipant
Sorry I can’t be of any help with language. I’ve tried searching for an Italian translation without success, and at one point I thought it may have been Latin, but again a search was unsuccessful.
Will keep trying 🙂
February 8, 2006 at 11:46 am #12725VrezhParticipant
Sounds Romanian to me.
February 9, 2006 at 3:41 am #12726GeorgeGrzesikMember
Your inquiry sounds so interesting I need to know! I would bet that if you contact the language department of your local college or university that someone would know the answer. Good luck!
February 13, 2006 at 1:42 pm #12727hjlongMember
This is part of a gatehouse bell. The threaded hole in the to attached the bell to a fram that was mounted near the entrance to a house. The bell was rung by pulling an attached cord that rocked the bell in the frame. The inscription is Latin and roughly translated “Whoever rings me, hear my voice”. These bells were and are used in Southern France and Northern Italy as gate call bells. Similar bells with a religious inscription were used as Sacristy Bells.
June 6, 2006 at 8:38 pm #12728
I greatly appreciate all of your responses. Your input has given me great respect for my little bell. I will chairish it.
Thank you so much.
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