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Middle Primitive Elvish


adjective. sweet sounding
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/LIND.001; Ety/SLIN.011; EtyAC/LIND.003; EtyAC/LIND.018] Group: Eldamo. Published by


root. sing

In The Etymologies, Tolkien considered a Noldorin variant of this root: ᴹ√GLIN with derivatives ᴹQ. lin-², N. glin- “to sing” and N. glinn¹ “song, poem, lay”. He rejected this variant, however, and its derivatives became ᴹQ. lir-, N. glir- and N. glaer or glîr, all from the root ᴹ√(G)LIR.

After this changes, all of the remaining derivatives of ᴹ√LIN² were actually derived from primitive ᴹ✶lind-; this seems to be the case with derivatives of this root in later writings as well.

Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/GLIN.001; Ety/GLIN.021; Ety/LIN².001; Ety/LIN².003; Ety/TIN.147; Ety/TUY.037; EtyAC/GLIR.028; EtyAC/LIND.053] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* lindō

noun. singer
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/TUY.030-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by