Quenya

amya

n. mummy, (orig.) my mother

An (affectionate) form used by a child to address his or her mother, also appearing as emye. It is a reduction of the possessive form: amilinya “my mother”. See amil(lë) “mother” for a discussion of the am-/em- variation.

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amilyë

mummy

amilyë or milyë (cited as (a)milyë), noun "mummy", also used as a play-name of the index finger, but Tolkien emended it to emmë, emya. (VT48:4) In its basic sense, (a)milyë would be a variant of amil, amillë "mother", q.v.

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emmë

n. mummy, mother (familiar/family)

This word appears only in the form emmë in later writings, but that conflicts with emmë¹ “we, us” and is not compatible with the better attested amil(lë) “mother” (though the latter may have also changed to emil(lë)). The older form ᴹQ. amme might be preferable.

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emmë

mummy

emmë (1) noun "mummy", hypocoristic form of "mother", also used in children's play for "index finger" and "index toe" (VT47:10, 26, VT48:4, 6, 17, 19). Also emya.

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emya

mummy

emya noun "mummy", also used in children's play for "index finger" and "index toe" (VT47:10, 26, VT48:4, 6). Said to be a reduction of emenya *"my mother", seemingly presupposing #emë as a word for "mother" (but this word normally appears as emil or amil, incorporating a feminine ending). In VT48:19, emya is explained as deriving from em-nya "my mother". Compare emmë # 2.

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mamil

n. mummy

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