elvëa adj. "starlike, like stars", pl. elvië in Markirya
starlike, like stars
An adjective meaning “starlike” (MC/223), appearing in its plural form elvië in the version of the Q. Markirya poem from the 1960s, in the phrase Q. rámainen elvië “on wings like stars” (MC/222). It is apparently a combination of archaic Q. †él “star” with an adjectival variant of Q. ve “like”.
- Q. rámainen elvië “on wings like stars” ✧ MC/222
Word Gloss él “star” vëa “seeming, apparent, seeming, apparent; [ᴱQ.] similar, like”