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Qenya 


noun. shadow (cast by an object or form), shade

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s variously glossed “shade”, “shadow (cast by an object or form)”, and “shadow cast by a thing” under different iterations of the root ᴹ√DAY “shadow” (Ety/DAY; EtyAC/DAY). This root was primarily used for N. dae “shadow” in N. Dor-Daedeloth “Land of the Shadow of Dread”; in later writings the Dae- element in that name seems to have become dae(r) “great” (WJ/183), so I suspect ᴹ√DAY “shadow” and its derivatives were abandoned.


  • N. dae “shadow (cast by an object or form), shade” ✧ EtyAC/DAY


  • ᴹ√DAY “shadow” ✧ Ety/DAY; EtyAC/DAY

Element in

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√DAY > laime[daime] > [laime]✧ Ety/DAY
ᴹ√DAY > laime[daime] > [laime]✧ Ety/DAY
ᴹ√DAY > laime[daime] > [laime]✧ EtyAC/DAY
Qenya [Ety/DAY; EtyAC/DAY] Group: Eldamo. Published by