Sindarin 



pl. ely _ adj. _wholesome.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:146] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by


adjective. wholesome

alu Reconstructed

adjective. wholesome, wholesome, *healthy

An adjective appearing as alw “wholesome” derived from √AL “good” in notes from around 1959, along with a plural form ely (PE17/146).

Neo-Sindarin: This root was sometimes associated with physical health (PE17/149), so I would interpret this word as “wholesome” in the sense “healthy” as well as morally good. The usual Neo-Sindarin rendering of this word would be alu instead of alw.

Conceptual Development: There was a similar word G. {awl >>} alw or alweg in Gnomish Lexicon Slips from the 1910s, but there it was glossed “lofty, of living things: trees, men” and derived from primitive ᴱ√✶alwa (PE13/109), thus probably based from the early root ᴱ√ALA “spread” (QL/29).


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

Phonetic Developments

AL > alw[alwa] > [alw] > [alu]✧ PE17/146


  • alw ✧ PE17/146
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