Quenya 

mandë

well

mandë (2) adv. "well" (VT49:26; this is "Qenya"). Rather mai in Tolkiens later Quenya.

Mairen

well

Mairen fem. name(UT:210), initial element perhaps related or identical to mai "well". The second element is obscure; the root REN "recall, have in mind" (PM:372) could be related; if so the name may imply "well remembered", "(of) good memory" or something similar. It may also connect with the adj. maira, q.v. and compare the masc. name Mairon (PE18:163).

mai

adverb. well, well; [ᴱQ.] too much

Variations

  • maie ✧ PE17/162 (maie); PE17/162 (maie)

Derivations

  • MAY “excellent, admirable, beautiful; make [art]; suitable, useful, proper, serviceable; right” ✧ PE17/162
  • MAG “good (physically); to thrive, be in a good state, good (physically); to thrive, be in a good state; [ᴹ√] use, handle” ✧ PE17/162; VT47/06

Cognates

  • S. mae “well; excellent, admirable” ✧ PE17/162

Element in

  • Q. mai- “excellent, admirable, excellent, admirable; *well, happily” ✧ PE17/162
  • ᴺQ. maicámima “acceptable, (lit.) well-receivable”
  • ᴺQ. maicarindo “benefactor”
  • ᴺQ. maisinwa “well-known, notable, famous”
  • ᴺQ. maitulië “welcome thing, happy arrival”
  • ᴺQ. maitulya “welcome”

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
MAY > maie[maje]✧ PE17/162
MAG > maie[magje] > [maɣje] > [maije]✧ PE17/162
MAG > mai[magje] > [maɣje] > [maije]✧ VT47/06
Quenya [PE17/162; VT47/06] Group: Eldamo. Published by

mai

well

mai (1) adv. "well" (VT47:6), apparently also used as prefix (PE17:17:162, 163, 172)

ehtelu-

verb. well, bubble out

Quenya [PE 22:103, 117] Group: Mellonath Daeron. Published by

tampo

well

tampo noun "well" (QL:93)

tampo

noun. well

Derivations

  • TAM “construct, construct; [ᴹ√] knock, [ᴱ√] beat; smelt, forge”

Sindarin 

mae-

mae-

pref. Q. mai- >> maer. This gloss was rejected.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:172] < (A)MAY suitable, useful, prosper, serviceable, right. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

mae-

prefix. mai-

_ pref. _Q. mai-. >> maeron

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:163] < MAY excellent, admirable. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

mae

adverb/adjective. well; excellent, admirable

Variations

  • Mae ✧ Let/308; LotR/0209; PE17/017
  • mae- ✧ PE17/163

Derivations

  • mai “well” ✧ PE17/016; PE17/017
    • MAY “excellent, admirable, beautiful; make [art]; suitable, useful, proper, serviceable; right”
  • MAG “good (physically); to thrive, be in a good state, good (physically); to thrive, be in a good state; [ᴹ√] use, handle” ✧ PE17/162
  • MAY “excellent, admirable, beautiful; make [art]; suitable, useful, proper, serviceable; right” ✧ PE17/163

Cognates

  • Q. mai “well; [ᴱQ.] too much” ✧ PE17/162
  • Q. mai- “excellent, admirable, excellent, admirable; *well, happily” ✧ PE17/163; PE17/172

Element in

  • ᴺS. maedol “welcome”
  • S. mae govannen “well met” ✧ Let/308; LotR/0209; PE17/016; PE17/017; PE17/157; PE17/158

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
măgē > maʒĕ > mae[magē] > [mage] > [maɣe] > [mae]✧ PE17/016
mai > mae[mai] > [mae]✧ PE17/017
Sindarin [Let/308; LotR/0209; PE17/016; PE17/017; PE17/131; PE17/157; PE17/158; PE17/162; PE17/163; PE17/172] Group: Eldamo. Published by

mae

adverb. well

Sindarin [LotR/I:XII, Letters/308] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

mae

adverb. well

adv. well. Ai na vedui Dúnadan. Mae g'ovannen. 'Ah! At last, Dúnadan ! Well met !'.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:16] < (_maZĕ_ <) _măgē_. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

mae

well

_ adv. _well. >> mael

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:131:162] < either MAY or MAG. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

mael

adjective. well

Derivations

  • MAG “good (physically); to thrive, be in a good state, good (physically); to thrive, be in a good state; [ᴹ√] use, handle” ✧ PE17/162

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
MAGA > mael[magla] > [maɣla] > [maila] > [mail] > [mael]✧ PE17/162
Sindarin [PE17/162] Group: Eldamo. Published by

mael

adjective. well

_ adj. _well. adjective << adverb. >> mae

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:162] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

al-

well

pref. #well. Q. al(a)-. . This gloss was rejected.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:172] < ALA good, healthy, prosperous, fortunate. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

mae

well

(adverb) mae (lenited vae).

eithel

well

(= source) eithel (spring, issue of water), pl. eithil

Primitive elvish

mai

adverb. well

Variations

  • măgē ✧ PE17/016
  • maʒĕ ✧ PE17/016

Derivatives

  • S. mae “well; excellent, admirable” ✧ PE17/016; PE17/017

Derivations

  • MAY “excellent, admirable, beautiful; make [art]; suitable, useful, proper, serviceable; right”
Primitive elvish [PE17/016; PE17/017] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Noldorin 

mai

adverb. well

Element in


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Gnomish

mai

adverb. well

Variations

  • ✧ GL/20 ()
  • mâ/mai ✧ GL/56 (mâ/mai)

Changes

  • mâ/maimai ✧ GL/56

Derivations

  • ᴱ√MANA “*good (moral)”

Cognates

Element in

Gnomish [GL/20; GL/52; GL/56] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Early Quenya

mande

adverb. well

Derivations

  • ᴱ√MANA “*good (moral)” ✧ QL/058

Cognates

  • G. mai “well”

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√MANA > mande[mandē] > [mande]✧ QL/058
Early Quenya [QL/058] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ausi-

prefix. well

Derivations

  • ᴱ√AW̯A “*wealth” ✧ QL/033

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√AW̯A > ausi-[awsi-] > [ausi-]✧ QL/033
Early Quenya [QL/033] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vande

adverb. well

Variations

  • vande ✧ QL/099

Derivations

  • ᴱ√VANA “*beauty” ✧ QL/099

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√VANA > vande[βandē] > [βande] > [vande]✧ QL/099
Early Quenya [QL/099] Group: Eldamo. Published by

tampo

noun. well

A noun in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s given as ᴱQ. tampo “a well”, derived from the root ᴱ√TṂPṂ “build”; Tolkien considered transferring the word to ᴱ√TAPAstretch” (QL/93). This word also appeared in the Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa* (PME/93).

Neo-Quenya: I think ᴺQ. tampo “well” might be salvaged in Neo-Quenya as a derivative of √TAM “construct”; it is used this way in Helge Fauskanger’s NQNT (NQNT).

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√TṂPṂ > tampo[tṇ̄pō] > [tṇ̄po] > [tampo]✧ QL/093

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
tampa-stem-✧ PME/093; QL/093
Early Quenya [PME/093; QL/093] Group: Eldamo. Published by