Quenya 

Lindar

singers

Lindar noun "Singers" (sg. Linda), what the Teleri called themselves (WJ:380, MR:349, UT:253, 286). It seems that Lindar is also interpreted "the Beautiful" (cf. the common adj. linda "fair, beautiful"), but this interpretation apparently belongs primarily to Tolkien's earlier conception, when Lindar was the name of the First Clan, the name of which he revised to Vanyar (similarly meaning "the Fair"). Adj. Lindarin = Telerin (but Tolkien of course held it to be = Vanyarin when the First Clan, the later Vanyar, were still called Lindar before he decided to apply this name to the third clan, the Teleri) (TĀ/TA3)

linda

proper name. Singer

The name that the Teleri used to refer to themselves, usually appearing in the plural form Lindar and glossed “The Singers” (SI/Teleri, UT/286). They were so called because in legend, they sang before they could speak with words (WJ/382). The name was derived from the root √LIN² “sing” (SA/lin, WJ/382).

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this name was used for the first tribe, with the gloss “The Fair” (LR/168). It usually appeared as a collective noun, but sometimes appeared in the singular (PE22/51). In The Etymologies, it is given as ᴹQ. linda “fair, beautiful (of sound)” used as a name (Ety/LIND). In later writings, the name of the first tribe became the Vanyar, and Tolkien repurposed this name as another name of the third tribe with a slightly different derivation and meaning.

Quenya [MR/349.2810; MRI/Lindar.008; PE18/073.0708; PMI/Lindar.007; SA/lin².015; SI/Teleri.031; UT/253.1103; UT/286.2910; UT/286.3012; UTI/Lindar.001; WJ/378.1110; WJ/380.2004; WJ/382.0110; WJI/Glinnel.005; WJI/Lindar.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

linda

fair, beautiful

linda adj. "fair, beautiful" (of sound) (SLIN, LIND; VT45:27), "soft, gentle, light" (PE16:96), "beautiful, sweet, melodious of sound" (PE17:150); for Linda as a noun, see Lindar.

lindo

singer, singing bird

lindo noun "singer, singing bird" (LIN2)

alima

fair, good

alima adj. "fair, good" (also alya) (PE17:146)

nyello

singer

nyello noun "singer" (NYEL). Compare the final element of Falanyel, #Solonyel, q.v

nyello

noun. singer
Quenya Group: Eldamo. Published by

-ima

fair

-ima adjectival suffix. Sometimes it is used to derive simple adjectives, like vanima "fair" or calima "bright"; it can also take on the meaning "-able" (PE17:68), as in mátima "edible" (mat- "eat"), nótima "countable" (not- "count") and (with a negative prefix) úquétima "unspeakable" (from quet- "speak"). Note that the stem-vowel is normally lengthened in the derivatives where -ima means "-able", though this fails to occur in cenima "visible" (q.v., but contrast hraicénima, q.v.) and also before a consonant cluster as in úfantima "not concealable" (PE17:176). "X-ima" may mean "apt to X" (when the ending is added to an intransitive verbal stem), as in Fírimar "mortals", literally "those apt to die" (WJ:387). The adj. úfantima "not concealable" (PE17:176) also appears as úfantuma (PE17:180), indicating the existence of a variant ending -uma (possibly used to derive adjectives with a "bad" meaning; compare the ending *-unqua next to -inqua, q.v.)

vanya

fair

vanya (1) adj. "fair" (FS), "beautiful" (BAN), a word referring to beauty that is "due to lack of fault, or blemish" (PE17:150), hence Arda Vanya as an alternative to Arda Alahasta for "Arda Unmarred" (ibid., compare MR:254). Nominal pl. Vanyar "the Fair", the first clan of the Eldar; the original meaning of this stem was "pale, light-coloured, not brown or dark" (WJ:382, 383, stem given as WAN), "properly = white complexion and blonde hair" (PE17:154, stem given as GWAN); stems BAN vs. WAN discussed, see PE17:150.

vanë

adjective. fair
Quenya [PE17/056.0903; PE17/056.0904] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vanë

fair

vanë adj. "fair" (LT1:272; in Tolkien's later Quenya rather vanya)

alya

fair, good

alya (1) adj. "fair, good" (PE17:146), "prosperous, rich, abundant, blessed" (GALA). In a deleted entry in Etym, the glosses provided were "rich, blessed"; another deleted entry defined alya as "rich, prosperous, blessed". (GALA, [ÁLAM], VT42:32, 45:5, 14)

Sindarin 

bain

fair

_ adj. _fair, good, blessed, wholesome, favourable, without evil/bad element, not dangerous, evil or hostile. bân or bain << bân pl. bain. bân

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:150] < BAN beauty, with implication that it is due to _lack of fault_ or _blemish_. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

bân

adjective. fair

_ adj. _fair, good, wholesome, favourable, not dangerous, evil or hostile. bân or bain << bân pl. bain. bain

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:150] < BAN beauty, with implication that it is due to _lack of fault_ or _blemish_. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

gwain

adjective. fair

adj. fair. . This gloss was rejected.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:140] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

gwân

adjective. fair

_ adj. _fair, pale.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:165] < _gwan_ < GWAN pale, fair. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

fael

adjective. fair minded, just, generous
Sindarin [PM/352] Etym. "having a good fëa". Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

* lind

adjective. fair
Sindarin [RC/587.2901-1] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* lind

singer

(also used of rivers) lind (song, air, tune), no distinct pl. form, but coll. pl. linnath. (WJ.309). As for "yellow singer", the name of a bird, see YELLOWHAMMER.

* linnor

noun. singer
Sindarin Group: Neologism. Published by

* bain

fair

bain (beautiful). Lenited vain. No distinct pl. form.


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

bani

adjective. fair
Primitive elvish [PE17/057.1201] Group: Eldamo. Published by

del

root. fair
Primitive elvish [PE17/145.4507; PE17/151.1101; PE17/151.1501] Group: Eldamo. Published by

wanjā

adjective. fair
Primitive elvish [WJ/380.2401; WJ/383.0408] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* lindō

noun. singer
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya 

Melima

name. Lindar
Qenya [Ety/MEL.022] Group: Eldamo. Published by

melimar

collective name. Lindar

Another name for the Lindar appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/MEL), it is simply melima “loveable, fair” converted into a plural name.

Qenya [Ety/MEL.022] Group: Eldamo. Published by

linda

adjective. fair, fair, beautiful, fair, beautiful (of sound)
Qenya [Ety/LIND.014; Ety/SLIN.006; EtyAC/LIND.010] Group: Eldamo. Published by

linda

proper name. Elf of Lindarin kindred
Qenya [Ety/LIND.018; LR/112.1906; LR/147.4005; LR/165.4005; LR/168.3801; LR/171.1006-2; LRI/Lindar.001; LRI/Qendi.011; LRI/Vanyar.009; MR/174.2708; MRI/Lindar.001; PE22/051.0103; PE22/051.0104; PM/062.1103; PMI/Lindar.001; RSI/Lindar.001; SM/086.1103; SM/168.3408; SMI/Lindar.001; TII/Lindar.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nyello

noun. singer
Qenya [Ety/NYEL.010] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vanima

adjective. fair
Qenya [Ety/BAN.041] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* lindo

noun. singer
Qenya [LT1A/Tuilérë.024-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish

* lindō

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