Quenya zR5Ì#

helmë

friendship

[helmë noun "friendship" (VT46:3)]

yelmë

friendship

[yelmë] (2) noun (not glossed; the etymology may suggest *"friendship") (YEL, struck out)

nilmë

friendship

nilmë noun "friendship" (NIL/NDIL)

nilmë

noun. friendship

Sindarin iT2#7T5

gwend

friendship

gwend (i **wend, construct gwen) (bond), pl. gwind (in gwind), coll. pl. gwennath**. Note: a homophone means ”maiden”.

Adûnaic

bêl-

verb. to befriend, love

A verb stem bel- attested only in the explanations for the agental-formation -bêl in the name Azrubêl “Friend of the Sea, Sea-lover” (SD/305, PM/373). The form bel- violates Adûnaic phonetic rules given in Lowdham’s Report, which state that ] can only be a long vowel in Adûnaic (SD/423). See the discussion of its root form ✶Ad. √BEL for possible explanations. The Classical Adûnaic verb form might be bêl-, while bel- may instead be its most primitive (early Elvish?) form.

This verb seems to have a sense similar to that of zîr- “to love, desire”. Perhap it is distinct from zîr- in that it has more to do with friendship than desire, so that the verb means “*to befriend” or “*to love (as a friend)”.
Variations of the word: bel-.

Imported inflections

WordFormGlossSource
-bêlagental-formation-PM/373.0202
-bēlagental-formation-SD/305.4206

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Primitive adûnaic

bel

root. befriend, love

This unglossed root appears only as an element in the name Azrubêl “Friend of the Sea, Sea-lover” (SD/305). It has a sense similar to that of ✶Ad. √ZIR “love, desire”. Perhap it is distinct from ✶Ad. √ZIR in that it has more to do with friendship than desire. It could be distantly related to the elvish root √MEL, perhaps ✶mel- > ✶mbel- > ✶bel- in the Avari tongue that influenced Primitive Adûnaic, but this is purely speculative.

This root also contradicts statements by Tolkien elsewhere that Primitive Adûnaic only had the vowels a, i and u. Perhaps it should be *BIL, as with ✶Ad. √BITH “say” the primitive root of Ad. bêth “expression, saying, word”.

Qenya zR5Ì#

helme

noun. friendship

[EtyAC/ÑEL.016] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nilme

noun. friendship

[Ety/NIL.014] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish

ñel

root. friendship

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Gnomish

gethli

noun. friendship

Elements

WordGlossSource
gethclanGL/38.3101
-linoun suffixGL/38.3201-2

Element in: G. gethlir

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