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al(a)-

prefix. well, happily

Cognates

  • S. al- “well, happily” ✧ PE17/146; PE17/172

Derivations

  • AL(A) “good (physically), blessed, fortunate, prosperous, health(y)” ✧ PE17/146; PE17/172

Element in

  • Q. alacarna “well-done, well-made” ✧ PE17/172
  • Q. alamen “good omen on departure”
  • Q. alaquenta “well (happily) said” ✧ PE17/146
  • Q. alatúlië “welcome” ✧ PE17/172
  • Q. alatulya “welcome” ✧ PE17/172

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ALA > ala-[ala-]✧ PE17/146
ALA > ala-[ala-]✧ PE17/172

Variations

  • ala- ✧ PE17/146; PE17/172 (ala-)
  • al- ✧ PE17/146; PE17/172 (al-)
Quenya [PE17/146; PE17/172] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ala-

not

ala- (2) negative prefix "not", "un-", reduced to al- before a vowel (VT42:33, GALA, VT45:25), though the example Alcorin would suggest that al- can sometimes appear before a consonant as well. In a deleted entry in Etym, al(a)- was defined as "not" and said to be a "pure negative" (VT45:5). In alahasta, Alamanyar, alasaila, Alcorin.

ala

not

ala, #ála (1) imperative particle á, a combined with the negation , -la "not" to express a prohibition (VT43:22; see #1). Also with 1st person suffix -lyë (alalyë and álalyë, VT43:10, 22, VT44:8) and 1st person pl. object suffix - (alamë and álamë, "do not [do something to] us", as in ála tulya, "do not lead us", VT43:12, 22). In the essay Quendi and Eldar, negative imperatives are rather indicated by áva, q.v., but this form can well coexist with ala, #ála.

ehtelu-

verb. well, bubble out

Quenya [PE 22:103, 117] Group: Mellonath Daeron. Published by

mai

well

mai (1) adv. "well" (VT47:6), apparently also used as prefix (PE17:17:162, 163, 172)

mai

adverb. well, well; [ᴱQ.] too much

Cognates

  • S. mae “well; excellent, admirable” ✧ PE17/162

Derivations

  • MAY “excellent, admirable, beautiful; make [art]; suitable, useful, proper, serviceable; right” ✧ PE17/162
  • MAG “good (physically); to thrive, be in a good state, good (physically); to thrive, be in a good state; [ᴹ√] use, handle” ✧ PE17/162; VT47/06

Element in

  • Q. mai- “excellent, admirable, excellent, admirable; *well, happily” ✧ PE17/162
  • ᴺQ. maicámima “acceptable, (lit.) well-receivable”
  • ᴺQ. maicarindo “benefactor”
  • ᴺQ. maisinwa “well-known, notable, famous”
  • ᴺQ. maitulië “welcome thing, happy arrival”
  • ᴺQ. maitulya “welcome”

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
MAY > maie[maje]✧ PE17/162
MAG > maie[magje] > [maɣje] > [maije]✧ PE17/162
MAG > mai[magje] > [maɣje] > [maije]✧ VT47/06

Variations

  • maie ✧ PE17/162 (maie); PE17/162 (maie)
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Mairen

well

Mairen fem. name(UT:210), initial element perhaps related or identical to mai "well". The second element is obscure; the root REN "recall, have in mind" (PM:372) could be related; if so the name may imply "well remembered", "(of) good memory" or something similar. It may also connect with the adj. maira, q.v. and compare the masc. name Mairon (PE18:163).

mandë

well

mandë (2) adv. "well" (VT49:26; this is "Qenya"). Rather mai in Tolkiens later Quenya.

tampo

well

tampo noun "well" (QL:93)

tampo

noun. well

Derivations

  • TAM “construct, construct; [ᴹ√] knock, [ᴱ√] beat; smelt, forge”