Quenya zR5Ì#

Illuin

blue

Illuin place-name, name of one of the Lamps of the Valar; apparently incorporating the element luin "blue" (Silm): hence *"all-blue"?

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luinë

blue

luinë adj. "blue", pl. luini (PE17:66, VT48:23, 24, 28, Nam, RGEO:66). Common Eldarin luini- would also be the stem-form in Quenya (VT48:24). Compare luinincë. Apparently -luin in Illuin, the name of one of the Lamps of the Valar (q.v.), Helluin, name of the star Sirius, and Luinil, name of another blue-shining star (or planet). (SA; Luinil is tentatively identified with Neptune, MR:435). Cf. also menelluin "sky-blue", used as noun = "cornflower" (J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator p. 193).

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luinë

adjective. blue

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
luinipluralblueLotR/0377.3302; PE17/066.1603; RGEO/58.1002; RGEO/58.4805
luinĭ-stembluePE17/066.1601

Element in: Q. Helluin, Q. Luinil, Q. luinincë, Q. menelluin

[SA/luin.001-1; PE17/066.1601; VT48/23.1008; VT48/24.2011; VT48/28.3611; LotR/0377.3302; PE17/066.1603; PE17/071.0405; RGEO/58.1002; RGEO/58.4805; PE17/066.1502; LotR/0377.3302|PE17/066.1603|RGEO/58.1002|RGEO/58.4805] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lúnë

blue

lúnë (stem *lúni-, given the primitive form ¤lugni) adj. "blue" (LUG2, LT1:262; later sources rather give luinë, with pl. form luini_ in Namárië)_. According to VT45:29, lúnë in the Etymologies was changed by Tolkien from lúna.

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lúnë

adjective. blue

ninwa

blue

ninwa adj. "blue" (LT1:262)

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Sindarin iT2#7T5

elu

adjective. (pale) blue

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blue

adj. blue. . This gloss was rejected.

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luin

adjective. blue

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luin

blue

adj. blue. . This gloss was rejected.

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luin

jhJ5 adjective. blue

Examples: Ered luin, Helluin, Luinil, Mindolluin

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luin

adjective. blue

Also glossed as “Blue”.

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
LuinpluralblueUT/390.0701

Element in: S. Aeluin, S. caralluin, S. Draugluin, S. Ered Luin, S. Hirluin, S. Mindolluin, S. Sîr Luin

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luin

blue

luin (no distinct pl. form, as demonstrated by the name Ered Luin ”Blue Mountains”) (VT48:24)

Telerin 1RjR7T5

luinë

adjective. blue

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Quendya

ulban

adjective. blue

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Noldorin 5^mY7T5

elw

adjective. (pale) blue

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lhûn

adjective. (unknown meaning)

This word, which also appears on the map of Middle-earth in LotR, is glossed as "blue" in The Etymologies, but Tolkien later rejected this meaning (as luin was already used in that sense). He then proposed several explanations for it, including the possible adaptation of a Dwarvish name into Sindarin, but he apparently never reached a definitive solution.

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lhûn

adjective. blue

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
luinsoft-mutation pluralblueEty/LUG².007

Element in: N. Lhûn, N. Lhúnorodrim, N. Luindirien, N. Tor-dilluin

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Primitive elvish

lugni

adjective. blue

luini

adjective. blue

[VT48/24.1713; VT48/27.2506; PE17/136.2807; PE17/161.2201; PE17/136.3307; VT48/27.3407] Group: Eldamo. Published by

luy

root. blue

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Middle Primitive Elvish

lugni

adjective. blue

Variations of the word: lugnā.

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Doriathrin

gelu

adjective. (pale) blue

A Doriathrin adjective meaning “(pale) blue” derived from the root ᴹ√ƷEL (Ety/ƷEL), probably from a primitive form *✶ʒelwā [ɣelwā] based on its cognates. If so, the [initial [ɣ] became [g]](/w/initial [ŋ], [ɣ] became [g]), the [primitive final [a] vanished](/w/short final vowels vanished), after which the [final [w] became [u]](/w/final [j], [w] became [i], [u]). These developments were noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/gelu).

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gwind

adjective. pale blue

An adjective for “pale blue” derived from the root ᴹ√GWINDI, rejected along with its root (EtyAC/GWINDI).

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Qenya zR5Ì#

lúne

adjective. blue

Also glossed as “deep blue”.
Variations of the word: lúne, luune, lūne.

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
lūni-stem-QL/057.0301

Element in: EQ. lúnelinqe

[MC/213.2501-1; MC/220.3702-1; PE16/056.0205; PE16/057.2402; PE16/060.1802; PE16/062.1102-1; PE16/074.1102-1; PE16/075.0301; LT1A/Nielluin.055; PME/041.5904; QL/057.0301; QL/057.0302; PE16/072.1502-1; PE16/077.0402-1] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lúne

adjective. blue

Also glossed as “pale”.

Element in: MQ. Lunoronti

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ninda

adjective. blue

ninwa

adjective. blue

Variations of the word: ninya.

Element in: EQ. Nierninwa

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ninya

adjective. blue

Gnomish

luim

adjective. blue

Element in: G. Niothluimi

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Early Noldorin

nainn

adjective. blue

Variations of the word: neinn.

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
ninnplural-PE13/150.5801; PE13/164.2301

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Early Primitive Elvish

nindyá

adjective. blue

Variations of the word: nindyá.

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