Adûnaic

batân

noun. road, path, way

A noun variously translated as “road”, “path” or “way” (SD/247, 431; VT24/12) and fully declined on SD/431. This noun also appears in the variant strong-plural form batîn that was sometimes used with Weak I nouns in older and poetic writing (SD/247, 435). Its ordinary weak plural form batânî appears in the declension chart on SD/431. Several authors have suggested (AAD/13, EotAL/BAT) that this noun may be a derivative of the Elvish root ᴹ√BAT “tread” (Ety/BAT). If so, its final element may be the agental suffix -ân², and its initial element may be a verb bat- “walk”, so that the literal sense of the word might be “walkway”.

Adûnaic [SD/247.1903; SD/247.2102; SD/312.0303; SD/312.0501; SD/431.3106; SD/431.3304; SD/431.3404; SD/431.3505; SD/431.3604; SD/432.0105; SD/432.0204; SD/435.3712; SD/435.3713; VT24/12.3204] Group: Eldamo. Published by