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Early Primitive Elvish

ili

root. many

Derivatives

  • Eq. ille “throng, crowd” ✧ QL/042
  • Eq. li(n)- “many” ✧ QL/042

Variations

  • ILI ✧ QL/053
  • ili ✧ QL/053
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/042; QL/053] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ili

root. shine oily

A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “shine oily” with derivatives like ᴱQ. ilma/G. ilm “oil” and ᴱQ. ilin (ilim-) “milk” (QL/42; GL/50). The sense “oil” seems to have been transferred to a new primitive form ✶mḷgo in the 1920s (PE13/139). However, ᴱQ. ilin (ilim-) “milk” remains the only Elvish word for “milk”, and I think it is worthwhile to preserve this word by assuming the existence of a Neo-Eldarin root ᴺ√ILIM of this meaning. The root ᴱ√ILI might have reemerged in a 1968 note as √LIP “oil” as suggested by Wynne, Smith and Hostetter, but this new root had no derivatives given (VT44/15, 20 note #7).

Derivatives

  • Eq. ilin “milk” ✧ QL/042
  • Eq. ilqa “oily” ✧ QL/042
  • Eq. ilma “oil” ✧ QL/042
  • G. ilm “oil, fat, grease”
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/042] Group: Eldamo. Published by