Noldorin 

dae

adverb. very

Variations

  • dae ✧ EtyAC/DAƷ (dae)

Derivations

  • ᴹ√DAƷ “great” ✧ EtyAC/DAƷ

Cognates

  • ᴹQ. lai “very” ✧ EtyAC/DAƷ

Element in

  • N. Daedhelos “Shadow of Fear” ✧ EtyAC/DAƷ (Daedeloth)

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ√DAƷ > dae[dai] > [dae]✧ EtyAC/DAƷ
Noldorin [EtyAC/DAƷ] Group: Eldamo. Published by

dae

noun. shadow (cast by an object or form), shade

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “shadow” derived from the root ᴹ√DAY of the same meaning (Ety/DAY). The original penciled version had {daer >>} dae, while the inked version had daew “shadow (cast by an object or form)” and Dae “shade” (EtyAC/DAY). It was most notably an element in the name N. Dor-Daedeloth “Land of the Shadow of Dread” (LR/120, 405). Christopher Tolkien had S. dae “shadow” in The Silmarillion appendix (SA/dae), but I suspect that was copied from The Etymologies. In later writings, Tolkien seems to have changed the initial element of Daedeloth to a variant of S. daer “great”, and its meaning from “Shadow of Dread” to “Great Dread” (WJ/183).

Variations

  • dae ✧ Ety/DAY; EtyAC/DAY; PE22/034
  • daew ✧ EtyAC/DAY
  • Dae ✧ EtyAC/DAY
  • daer ✧ EtyAC/DAY (daer)

Derivations

  • ᴹ√DAY “shadow” ✧ Ety/DAY; EtyAC/DAY
  • ᴹ✶daiō “shade, shadow cast by any object” ✧ EtyAC/DAY; EtyAC/DAY
    • ᴹ√DAY “shadow” ✧ Ety/DAY; EtyAC/DAY

Cognates

  • ᴹQ. laime “shadow (cast by an object or form), shade” ✧ EtyAC/DAY
  • ᴹQ. leo “shade, shadow cast by any object” ✧ Ety/DAY

Element in

  • N. Daedhelos “Shadow of Fear” ✧ Ety/DAY; EtyAC/DAY
  • N. daedelu “canopy” ✧ EtyAC/DAY
  • N. Dor-Daideloth “Land of (the Shadow of) Dread, Loathly Land”

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ✶daiā > Dae[daiā] > [daia] > [dai] > [dae]✧ EtyAC/DAY
Noldorin [Ety/DAY; EtyAC/DAY; PE22/034] Group: Eldamo. Published by

dae

noun. shadow

Noldorin [Ety/354, S/430] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

daew

noun. shadow

beleg

adjective. great, mighty

Noldorin [Ety/352, S/428] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by