enquië noun, Eldarin six-day week, pl. enquier (Appendix D). Cf. enquë "6". Compare lemnar, otsola.
noun. Elvish week of six days
Word Gloss enquë “six” -ië “abstract noun, adverb”
- enquie ✧ PE17/119
enquë ("q") cardinal "six" (ÉNEK, VT48:4, 6, 9, VT49:57); enquëa ordinal "sixth" (VT42:25); see also enquië. According to VT48:8, the word for "six" may have been encë ("k") in very early Quenya (the form is asterisked by Tolkien), but this was altered to enquë under the influence of yunquë "twelve" (perceived as meaning "2 times 6", *yú-enquë, with the prefix yú- "twi-").
- √ENEK “six” ✧ PE17/095; VT48/07; VT48/08; VT48/09; VT48/10
Development Stages Sources √enk- > enque [eŋkwe] ✧ PE17/095 √eneke/enke > enque [eneke] > [eŋke] > [eŋkwe] ✧ VT48/07 √eneke > enke > enque [eneke] > [eŋke] > [eŋkwe] ✧ VT48/08 √enek > enekw > enque [eneke] > [eŋke] > [eŋkwe] ✧ VT48/09 √enekwe > enque [enekwe] > [eŋkwe] ✧ VT48/10
- enque ✧ PE17/095; VT48/06; VT48/07; VT48/08; VT48/09; VT48/10
lemnar noun "week" (of five days) (LEP/LEPEN/LEPEK). Compare enquië, otsola.
otsola noun "week" (evidently referring to a week of seven days like our own, since otso = seven). (GL:62). Compare enquië, the Eldarin six-day week, and lemnar, a five-day week.