proper name. *Blue Star
Word Gloss luinë “blue” él “star”
luinë adj. "blue", pl. luini (PE17:66, VT48:23, 24, 28, Nam, RGEO:66). Common Eldarin luini- would also be the stem-form in Quenya (VT48:24). Compare luinincë. Apparently -luin in Illuin, the name of one of the Lamps of the Valar (q.v.), Helluin, name of the star Sirius, and Luinil, name of another blue-shining star (or planet). (SA; Luinil is tentatively identified with Neptune, MR:435). Cf. also menelluin "sky-blue", used as noun = "cornflower" (J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator p. 193).
- Q. Andúnë pella Vardo tellumar nu luini “beyond the West, beneath the blue vaults of Varda” ✧ LotR/0377; RGEO/58
- Q. Andúnë pella Vardo nu luini tellumar “West beyond [the borders of] Varda’s under blue domes” ✧ RGEO/58
- Q. Helluin “?Ice or Sky Blue” ✧ SA/luin
- ᴺQ. luicarnë “purple”
- Q. Luinil “*Blue Star” ✧ SA/luin
- Q. luinincë “bluish”
- ᴺQ. luinion “lapis lazuli, (lit.) blue-rock”
- ᴺQ. luinyellë “bluebell”
- Q. menelluin “cornflower (colour), *(lit.) sky-blue”
- Q. sanomë tarnë Olórin, Aracorno, Eomer, Imrahil, mi mísë, mi telepta yo morna, mi laiqua yo ninquë, mi luinë, ta Gimli mi lossëa “There stood Gandalf, Aragorn, Eomer and Imrahil in grey, in silver and black, in green and white, and in blue, and also Gimli in white” ✧ PE17/071
Development Stages Sources √LUY > luine [luini] > [luine] ✧ VT48/23 ✶luini > luine [luini] > [luine] ✧ VT48/24
- luine ✧ PE17/066; VT48/23; VT48/24; VT48/28
- luini ✧ PE17/071
- luin ✧ SA/luin
Illuin place-name, name of one of the Lamps of the Valar; apparently incorporating the element luin "blue" (Silm): hence *"all-blue"?
lúnë (stem *lúni-, given the primitive form ¤lugni) adj. "blue" (LUG2, LT1:262; later sources rather give luinë, with pl. form luini_ in Namárië)_. According to VT45:29, lúnë in the Etymologies was changed by Tolkien from lúna.
ninwa adj. "blue" (LT1:262)