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Middle Primitive Elvish

lin

root. sing

Changes

  • GLINLIN² “sing” ✧ Ety/GLIN
  • GLINLIN² ✧ Ety/LIN²

Derivatives

  • Ilk. lind “tuneful, sweet; *singing” ✧ Ety/TIN
  • ᴹ✶lindā “sweet sounding” ✧ EtyAC/LIND
    • Ilk. lind “tuneful, sweet; *singing” ✧ Ety/LIND
    • ᴹQ. linda “fair, beautiful (of sound)” ✧ Ety/LIND
    • N. lhend “tuneful, sweet” ✧ Ety/LIND
  • ᴹ✶lindē “*singing”
    • ᴹQ. linde “air, tune”
    • N. lhinn “air, tune”
  • ᴹ✶lindō “singer” ✧ Ety/TUY
    • ᴹQ. lindo “singer, singing bird”
  • ᴹQ. linda- “*to make music”
  • ᴹQ. lindale “music” ✧ Ety/LIN²
  • ᴹQ. linde “air, tune” ✧ Ety/GLIN; Ety/LIN²; Ety/TIN
  • ᴹQ. lindo “singer, singing bird” ✧ Ety/LIN²
  • ᴹQ. linwe “short lay”
  • ᴹQ. lin- “to sing” ✧ Ety/GLIN
  • N. glin- “to sing” ✧ Ety/GLIN
  • N. glinn “song, poem, lay” ✧ Ety/GLIN
  • N. lhinn “air, tune” ✧ Ety/LIN²; Ety/TIN

Element in

  • ᴹ✶Lindān-d “musical land” ✧ Ety/LIN²
  • ᴹQ. Laurelin “Song of Gold” ✧ Ety/GLIN (Laurelin); Ety/LIN²
  • N. tuilinn “swallow, (lit.) spring-singer” ✧ Ety/LIN²

Variations

  • GLIN ✧ Ety/GLIN (GLIN); Ety/LIN² (GLIN); EtyAC/GLIR
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/GLIN; Ety/LIN²; Ety/TIN; Ety/TUY; EtyAC/GLIR; EtyAC/LIND] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lin

root. pool

Derivatives

  • Ilk. line “pool” ✧ Ety/LIN¹
  • ᴹ√LINKWI “*wet” ✧ Ety/LIN¹
    • ᴹQ. linqe “wet, wet, [ᴱQ.] flowing; water, stream” ✧ Ety/LINKWI
    • N. lhimmid(a)- “to moisten” ✧ Ety/LINKWI
    • N. lhimp “wet” ✧ Ety/LINKWI
  • ᴹQ. linya “pool” ✧ Ety/LIN¹
  • N. lhîn “pool” ✧ Ety/KHIS; Ety/LIN¹

Element in

  • ᴹ✶ailin “pool, lake” ✧ Ety/AY
  • ᴹQ. ailin “pool, lake” ✧ Ety/LIN¹
  • N. Oelinuial “Pools of Twilight” ✧ Ety/KHIS
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/AY; Ety/KHIS; Ety/LIN¹] Group: Eldamo. Published by

wis

root. air

Derivatives

  • ᴹQ. vista “air as substance” ✧ Ety/WIS
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/WIS; EtyAC/SWES] Group: Eldamo. Published by

angwa

root. snake

The root √ANGWA “snake” with variant √ANGU appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s as the basis for the words ᴹQ. ango “snake” (Ety/ANGWA) and angulóke “dragon” (Ety/LOK). The Noldorin equivalent am- seems to have survived only as a prefix (Ety/ANGWA), and is a good example of how [[on|[ŋgw] > [mb]]] in that language. There are a variety of other words for “snake” in Tolkien’s later writings, so whether this root remained valid is unclear.

Derivatives

  • ᴹQ. ango “snake, dragon” ✧ Ety/ANGWA
  • N. am- “snake” ✧ Ety/ANGWA

Element in

Variations

  • ANGU ✧ Ety/ANGWA
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/ANGWA; Ety/LOK] Group: Eldamo. Published by