Sindarin 

noun. bow, bow; [N.] arch, crescent; [G.] waxing or waning moon

Variations

  • cû(f) ✧ PE17/122
  • ✧ S/209
  • ✧ SA/cú

Derivations

  • kūma ✧ PE17/122
    • KU(H) “bow, [ᴱ√] bend”

Cognates

  • Q. cúma “[unglossed]” ✧ PE17/122

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Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
kūma > cû(f)[kūma] > [kūm] > [kūv] > [kū]✧ PE17/122
Sindarin [PE17/122; S/209; SA/cú] Group: Eldamo. Published by

noun. arch, crescent

Sindarin [Ety/365, S/429] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

noun. bow

Sindarin [Ety/365, S/429] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

cúma

Q. cúma.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:122] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

cûf

cúma

Q. cúma.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:122] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

cúron

noun. the crescent Moon

Sindarin [Ety/365, X/Z] cû+raun. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

côf

noun. bay

The earliest iteration of this word seems to be G. gobos “haven” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, cognate to ᴱQ. kôpa(s) (GL/40). In Early Noldorin Word-lists of the 1920s, Tolkien had ᴱN. “bay, cove”, again as a cognate of ᴱQ. kópa (PE13/141). In The Etymologies of the 1930s it was N. hûb “haven, harbour, small landlocked bay” derived from the root ᴹ√KHOP (Ety/KHOP). In notes on The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor from the late 1960s, Tolkien use S. côf “bay” in a pair of names: S. Côf Belfalas “Bay of Belfalas” and S. Côf Gwaeren Bel “Windy Bay of Bel”, but the section where it appeared was rejected (VT42/15).

Neo-Sindarin: For purposes of Neo-Sindarin, I’d use the 1930s form hûb for “bay”, because (a) it is the latest form that was not rejected and (b) is compatible with an attested Quenya form ᴹQ. hópa of the same meaning.

Variations

  • Côf ✧ VT42/15 (Côf)

Derivations

  • KOB “*bay”

Element in

Sindarin [VT42/15] Group: Eldamo. Published by

côf

noun. bay

Sindarin [VT/42:15] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

bow

1) (noun) (i gû, o chû) (arch, crescent), pl. cui (i chui), 2) (bow for shooting) peng (i beng, o pheng), pl. ping (i phing),

arch

(i gû, o chû) (bow, crescent), pl. cui (i chui)

crescent

(i gû, o chû) (arch, bow), pl. cui (i chui);

cugu

dove

cugu (i gugu, o chugu), pl. cygy (i chygy)

côf

bay

(noun) 1) côf (i gôf, o chôf, construct cof), pl. cŷf (i chŷf), 2) (small landlocked bay) hûb (i chûb, o chûb, construct hub) (harbour, haven), pl. huib (i chuib)