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spring, spring-time

tuilë noun "spring, spring-time", also used = "dayspring, early morn" (VT39:7, TUY), in the calendar of Imladris a precisely defined period of 54 days, but also used without any exact definition. Cf. tuilérë, q.v. (Appendix D) - In early "Qenya", the word tuilë is glossed "Spring", but it is said that it literally refers to a "budding", also used collectively for "buds, new shoots, fresh green" (LT1:269). Cf. tuima in Tolkien's later Quenya.


noun. spring, spring, [ᴹQ.] spring-time, [ᴱQ.] (lit.) a budding; buds, new shoots, fresh green


  • S. ethuil “spring, spring [the season]” ✧ LotR/1107
  • S. tuil “spring”
  • Van. twílë “spring” ✧ PE19/107


  • TUY “sprout, bud” ✧ VT39/07

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Phonetic Developments

TUJU > tuile[tuile]✧ VT39/07


  • tuile ✧ PE19/107; VT39/07
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noun. spring, source

A neologism for “spring, source” created by Boris Shapiro in PPQ (PPQ) from the early 2000s, equivalent to N. celw. I prefer ᴺQ. celu as an adaptation of ᴱQ. qelu.


  • N. celw “spring, source”


  • KEL “flow (down or away), run (of water or rivers), go away, flow (down or away), run (of water or rivers), go away, [ᴹ√] run away especially downwards or at end; [ᴱ√] ooze, trickle”
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