Noldorin 

eriant

feminine name. Day-bringer

A name appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s, the Noldorin equivalent of ᴹQ. Aryante, a combination of the roots ᴹ√AR and ᴹ√ANA (Ety/AR¹). Given its Quenya cognate, it probably developed from a primitive form ✶aryantē [arjantē], where the initial [a] became [e] due to Noldorin i-affection.

Cognates

  • ᴹQ. Aryante “Day-bringer” ✧ Ety/AR¹

Derivations

  • ᴹ√NĀ/ANA “to, towards” ✧ Ety/AR¹

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ√ANA¹ > Eriant[arjantē] > [arjante] > [arjantʰe] > [arjanθe] > [arianθe] > [erianθe] > [erianθ] > [eriant]✧ Ety/AR¹