He has been sent by Pan to fetch fruits for the entertainment of 'His paramour the syrinx bright.'
This is the story of syrinx, the reed, as Ovid has told it to us.
He gathered the reed, and made it into a musical instrument, which he called a syrinx.
They are chansons sans paroles, sung to the syrinx in Sicilian glades.
He formed the reeds into a pipe, hence the name of syrinx given to the "Pan's pipe," see 94.
Full well they knew the syrinx had fallen, and Nika was gone—for ever.
Yet as he spoke, the unknown thing came and smote with icy hands the heart of syrinx.
Now syrinx might have taken warning from these wise and kindly words.
As to how these sounds are made, attention has already been called (see p. 338) to the voice-organ or syrinx.
"There is one fear in my heart, kind stranger," said syrinx earnestly.
c.1600, the instrument itself known from 14c. in English, from Late Latin syrinx, from Greek syrinx "shepherd's pipe." Used of vocal organs of birds from 1872.
syrinx syr·inx (sēr'ĭngks)
n. pl. syr·inx·es or sy·rin·ges (sə-rĭn'jēz, -rĭng'gēz)
A pathological tube-shaped cavity in the brain or spinal cord.