[írë] (3) noun "eternal" (read "eternity", as suggested by Christopher Tolkien, but the word was in any case changed to oirë)(GEY, VT45:13)
írë (1) noun "desire". (ID). In the pre-classical Tengwar system presupposed in the Etymologies, írë was also the name of a long carrier with an i-tehta above it, denoting long í. (VT45:17).
írë (2) conj. "when" (subordinate conjunction, not question-word: írë Anarinya queluva, "when my sun faileth") (FS). Compare yá #2.
[íra adj. "eternal" (GEY, VT45:13; changed by Tolkien to oira, see OY)]
Írissë fem. name (PM:345), evidently connected to írë "desire".
íconjunction. when, whenever
milmënoun. desire, greed
yesta- (1) vb. "desire" (YES, VT46:23; the latter source indicates that Tolkien did write yesta- with a final hyphen, indicating that this is "desire" as a verbal stem, not as a noun).
[aira (4) adj. "eternal" (EY, VT45:13). Changed by Tolkien to oira.]
oira adj. "eternal" (OY)
íqaconjunction. whenever, when
íqallumeadverb. whenever, when
cilmënoun. choice, choosing
milmë noun "desire, greed" (MIL-IK)
illumeconjunction. whenever, when
Word Gloss Source oialë forever - -a adjectival suffix - oialë eternal PE17/059.0410
oialëa adj. "eternal" (PE17:59)
yá (2) conj. "when" in the sentence yá hrívë tenë, ringa ná "when winter comes, it is cold" (VT49:23). Compare írë #2.
í(qua), illume, iquallumeconjunction. when, whenever