Noldorin 

emil

noun. mother

Noldorin [VT/45:5] Group: SINDICT. Published by

emil

noun. mother

Cognates

  • ᴹQ. amil “mother” ✧ Ety/AM¹

Derivations

  • ᴹ✶amī̆l “mother”
    • ᴹ√AM “mother”
  • ᴹ√AM “mother” ✧ Ety/AM¹

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ√AM¹ > emil[amil] > [emil]✧ Ety/AM¹
Noldorin [EtyAC/AM¹] Group: Eldamo. Published by

naneth

noun. mother

Noldorin [Ety/348, Ety/374] Group: SINDICT. Published by

naneth

noun. mother

A noun for “mother” in The Etymologies of the 1930s derived from the (Noldorin-only?) root ᴹ√NAN (Ety/NAN). It apparently replaced archaic/poetic N. †emil (Ety/AM¹; EtyAC/AM¹).

Conceptual Development: The Gnomish Lexicon had a similar set of words for “mother”: G. maba, mabir, baba, and mavwin from the early root ᴱ√maƀ “something nice” (GL/57). The last of these appeared as G. mavwen “ancestress” in the Gnomish Lexicon Slips modifying that document, with an archaic meaning of “mother” and variant forms mafwyn and mavuin (PE13/115). In these slips, it seems the normal “mother” word was G. nân (originally glossed “father”) with variant nanwin (PE13/115). This last word is likely the direct precursor of N. naneth.

Neo-Sindarin: I would use S. emel from the late 1960s as the normal word for “mother” in Neo-Sindarin, but would retain N. naneth as a dialectical or more formal variant.

Derivations

  • ᴹ√NAN ✧ Ety/AM¹; Ety/NAN

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ√NAN > naneth[nanitta] > [nanittʰa] > [naniθθa] > [naneθθa] > [naneθθ] > [naneθ]✧ Ety/NAN
Noldorin [Ety/AM¹; Ety/NAN] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nana

noun. mother, mummy

Noldorin [Ety/348, Ety/374] Group: SINDICT. Published by