Quenya 

cirya

ship

cirya _("k")_noun "ship" (MC:213, 214, 220, 221), "(sharp-prowed) ship" (SA:kir-, where the word is misspelt círya with a long í; Christopher Tolkien probably confused it with the first element of the Sindarin name Círdan. It seems that Círyon, the name of Isildur's son, is likewise misspelt; read Ciryon as in the index and the main text of the Silmarillion. Cf. also kirya_ in Etym, stem KIR.) _Also in Markirya. In the Plotz letter, cirya is inflected for all cases except plural possessive (*ciryaiva). The curious dual form ciriat occurs in Letters:427, whereas Plotz gives the expected form ciryat. Locative ciryasse "upon a ship" (MC:216). Compounded in ciryaquen "shipman, sailor" (WJ:372), also ciryando (PE17:58), cf. also ciryamo "mariner" (UT:8). Masc. names Ciryaher* "Ship-lord" (Appendix A), Ciryandil "Ship-friend" (Appendix A), Ciryatan "Ship-builder" (Appendix A), also Tar-Ciryatan**, name of a Númenórean king, "King Shipbuilder" (SA:kir-)

cirya¹

noun. (sharp-prowed) ship, swift gliding, *[ᴹQ.] boat, *[Q.] swift gliding
Quenya [Let/427; MC/221; MC/222; PE17/058; PE17/074; PE17/147; PE21/80; PE22/150; Plotz/01; Plotz/02; Plotz/03; Plotz/04; Plotz/05; Plotz/06; Plotz/07; Plotz/08; Plotz/09; Plotz/10; S/265; SA/kir] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Sindarin 

cair

noun. ship
Sindarin [PE17/147; SA/an(d)] Group: Eldamo. Published by

cair

noun. ship
Sindarin [Ety/365, LotR/A(iv), X/EI] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

* cair

ship

cair (in compounds cír-) (i gair, o chair), pl. cîr, i chîr; coll. pl. ciriath.

Adûnaic

* balak

noun. ship

The noun for “ship”, attested only in the plural (balîk) and objective (balku) forms (SD/247, PM/151). Its plural form indicates that it is a strong-noun (Strong I), so its final vowel must be short. In theory its final vowel could be any of a, i or u, each of which would be replaced by long î in plural nouns. However, its attested objective form uses the variant objective-with-syncope form balku instead of ordinary *baluk. Since the Adûnaic syncope seems only to occur for nouns with two identical short vowels, this indicates the singular form of this word is balak.

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Noldorin 

ceir

noun. ship, ships
Noldorin [Ety/KIR; Ety/PAD; EtyAC/KIR; PE21/57] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ceir

noun. ship
Noldorin [Ety/365, LotR/A(iv), X/EI] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

cîr

noun. ship
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Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!

Primitive elvish

kiryā

noun/adjective. (small swift sailing) ship, swift (especially of things that pass easily through obstacles)
Primitive elvish [PE18/098; PE18/106; PE21/74; PE21/75; PE21/77] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Ancient quenya

kiryā

noun. kiryā
Ancient quenya [PE21/76] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya 

kirya

noun. ship, boat
Qenya [Ety/KIR; PE19/060; PE21/04; PE21/08; PE21/44; PE21/46; PE21/47; PE21/53; PE21/54; PE21/69; PE22/120; PE22/121; VT28/08] Group: Eldamo. Published by

kirya

noun. ship, boat
Qenya [MC/213; MC/214; MC/216; MC/220; MC/221; PE14/046; PE14/079; PE15/70; PE15/77; PE16/056; PE16/057; PE16/060; PE16/061; PE16/062; PE16/072; PE16/074; PE16/077; PE16/078; PE16/100; PE16/104; PE16/112; PE16/113; PE16/114; PE16/115; PE16/147] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lunte

noun. ship, boat
Qenya [LT1A/Alqaluntë; LT1A/Ilsaluntë; MC/216; PE15/77; PE16/100; PE16/104; PE16/147; PME/057; QL/057] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Doriathrin

cîr

noun. ship

A noun for “ship” used to in some linguistic notes in the mid-1930s to illustrate the class-plural: círiath. Tolkien first wrote these forms with a short vowel (cir, ciriath), and he vacillated on whether these were Noldorin or Ilkorin words, eventually deciding they were from both languages (PE21/57 noted #28). The proper etymology of the Ilkorin form is unclear; based on the example of gwene < gwenyā we might expect Ilk. cere* instead.

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Middle Primitive Elvish

kirya

noun. ship, ship’s

Variations of the word: kirı̯a.

Imported inflections

WordFormGlossSource
kirı̯ăobjective-PE21/66.2513
kirı̯āsubjective-PE21/66.2512
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kiryā

noun. ship
Middle Primitive Elvish [PE19/060; PE21/65; PE21/66; PE21/68] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Gnomish

lunta

noun. ship
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