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Early Noldorin


adjective. clad

This word appeared as G. bain “clad” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/21), clearly based on the early root ᴱ√VAẎA “enfold, wind about” as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Vai; QL/100). The word bain reappeared in Early Noldorin words lists of the 1920s, but was deleted and revised to ᴱN. bai “clad” (PE13/138).

Neo-Sindarin: For purposes of Neo-Sindarin, I would just use the passive participle hammen of the verb [N.] hab- “to clothe” (Ety/KHAB) to mean “clothed, clad”.


  • bainbai “clad” ✧ PE13/138


  • ᴱ√VAẎA “enfold, wind about”


  • bain ✧ PE13/138 (bain)
Early Noldorin [PE13/138] Group: Eldamo. Published by