-ima adjectival suffix. Sometimes it is used to derive simple adjectives, like vanima "fair" or calima "bright"; it can also take on the meaning "-able" (PE17:68), as in mátima "edible" (mat- "eat"), nótima "countable" (not- "count") and (with a negative prefix) úquétima "unspeakable" (from quet- "speak"). Note that the stem-vowel is normally lengthened in the derivatives where -ima means "-able", though this fails to occur in cenima "visible" (q.v., but contrast hraicénima, q.v.) and also before a consonant cluster as in úfantima "not concealable" (PE17:176). "X-ima" may mean "apt to X" (when the ending is added to an intransitive verbal stem), as in Fírimar "mortals", literally "those apt to die" (WJ:387). The adj. úfantima "not concealable" (PE17:176) also appears as úfantuma (PE17:180), indicating the existence of a variant ending -uma (possibly used to derive adjectives with a "bad" meaning; compare the ending *-unqua next to -inqua, q.v.)
-imasuffix. -able, ible
-imasuffix. able to be done
Also glossed as “-able”, “-ible”, “possibility”.
Variations of the word: tima, -ima, ima.
Element in: Q. avanyárima, Q. avaquétima, Q. calima, Q. cárima, Q. celima, Q. cénima, Q. férima, Q. Fírima, Q. fírima, Q. írima, Q. istima, Q. mátima, Q. melima, Q. métima, Q. nísima, Q. norima, Q. nórima, Q. nótima, Q. oholima, Q. rúcima, Q. telima, Q. túvima, Q. úfantima, Q. únyárima, Q. úquétima, Q. urucárima, Q. vanima, Q. vórima
alima adj. "fair, good" (also alya) (PE17:146)
alya (1) adj. "fair, good" (PE17:146), "prosperous, rich, abundant, blessed" (GALA). In a deleted entry in Etym, the glosses provided were "rich, blessed"; another deleted entry defined alya as "rich, prosperous, blessed". (GALA, [ÁLAM], VT42:32, 45:5, 14)
ascenëvisible, easily seen
ascenë, ascénima (þ) adj. "visible, easily seen" (PE17:148)
cenima ("k") adj. "visible" (PE17:175); cf. cen- "see". Read possibly *cénima; see -ima and cf. hraicénima "scarcely visible" (PE17:154).
linda adj. "fair, beautiful" (of sound) (SLIN, LIND; VT45:27), "soft, gentle, light" (PE16:96), "beautiful, sweet, melodious of sound" (PE17:150); for Linda as a noun, see Lindar.
Also glossed as “beautiful (of sound)”, “sweet”, “melodious”, “beautiful”, “melodious of sound”.
Element in: Q. lindalë
vanë adj. "fair" (LT1:272; in Tolkien's later Quenya rather vanya)
Word Form Gloss Source vanĭ- stem - PE17/056.0903
Element in: Q. úvanë(a)
vanya (1) adj. "fair" (FS), "beautiful" (BAN), a word referring to beauty that is "due to lack of fault, or blemish" (PE17:150), hence Arda Vanya as an alternative to Arda Alahasta for "Arda Unmarred" (ibid., compare MR:254). Nominal pl. Vanyar "the Fair", the first clan of the Eldar; the original meaning of this stem was "pale, light-coloured, not brown or dark" (WJ:382, 383, stem given as WAN), "properly = white complexion and blonde hair" (PE17:154, stem given as GWAN); stems BAN vs. WAN discussed, see PE17:150.
Also glossed as “beautiful”, “unmarred; fair-haired (yellow to golden)”, “unmarred”, “of fair unspoiled form”, “fair-haired (yellow to golden)”, “fair-haired”, “pale”.
Variations of the word: wanya.
Also glossed as “beautiful”.