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maitë

adjective. handy, skillful; having a hand, handed; shapely, handy, skillful, [ᴹQ.] skilled; [Q.] having a hand, handed; shapely

Variations

  • ~maite ✧ PE17/110
  • -maite ✧ PE17/162
  • -maitë ✧ UTI/Parmaitë
  • maite ✧ VT47/06

Derivations

  • magiti “handy, skilled; shapely” ✧ VT41/10

Cognates

  • S. maed “handy, skillful, handy, skillful, [N.] skilled” ✧ VT47/06

Element in

  • Q. Angamaitë “Iron-handed” ✧ PE17/162
  • Q. arimaitë “skillful, [supremely] skillful” ✧ PE17/162
  • Q. atamaitë “two-handed” ✧ PE17/162
  • Q. lungumaitë “heavy-handed” ✧ PE17/162
  • ᴺQ. maitelë “skill, handicraft; legerdemain, sleight”
  • Q. Maitimo “Well-shaped One”
  • Q. morimaitë “black-handed” ✧ PE17/110
  • Q. Parmaitë “*Book Handy” ✧ UTI/Parmaitë
  • Q. Telemmaitë “Silver-handed”
  • Q. úmaitë “clumsy(-handed), unskilled” ✧ PE17/162

Elements

WordGloss
“hand”
-itë“adjectival ending; capable of doing, generally (and naturally) doing”

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
magiti- > Maiti-[magiti] > [magite] > [maɣite] > [maite]✧ VT41/10

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
Maiti-stem“shapely”✧ VT41/10
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maitë

handed

maitë (stem *maiti-, given the primitive form ¤ma3iti) adj. "handed" or "handy, skillful" (VT49:32, 42) in Angamaitë, hyarmaitë, lungumaitë, morimaitë, Telemmaitë, q.v. Etym gives maitë pl. maisi "handy, skilled" (MA3), but Tolkien later eliminated the variation t/s (compare ataformaitë "ambidextrous", pl. ataformaiti).

melehta

adjective. mighty

Quenya adjective for “mighty” derived from the root √MBELEK (PE17/115), apparently from the primitive form mbelektā (with [kt] > [ht]). It seems to be the adjectival form of the noun melehtë “might”. A variant form meletya appears with the 2nd-plural possessive suffix -lya as Meletyalya “your mighty” (WJ/369), likely from the primitive form mbelekya (with [kj] > [tj]). This variant form has a more typical primitive adjective suffix ✶-ya, but is inconsistent with the attested Sindarin cognate S. belaith.

Derivations

  • MBELEK “mighty, powerful, strong; power as force or strength; great, large” ✧ PE17/115
    • BEL “*strong, [ᴹ√] strong” ✧ PE17/115

Cognates

  • S. belaith “mighty” ✧ PE17/115

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
mbelek > melehta[mbelekta] > [melekta] > [melexta]✧ PE17/115

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
Meletyalya2nd-sg-polite-poss“your mighty”✧ WJ/369
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melehta

mighty

melehta adj. "mighty" (PE17:115), cf. meletya

meletya

mighty

#meletya adj. "mighty", isolated from meletyalda adjective with suffix "your mighty" = "your majesty" (see -lda; meletya = *"mighty"). In full Aran Meletyalda "king your mighty" = "your majesty" (WJ:369). Compare melehta.

meletya

adjective. mighty

húmë

cardinal. thousand

húmë (1) numeral "thousand" (PE13:50). Pl. húmi is attested (used in connection with other numbers, as in "two thousand", i.e. "two thousands").

taura

mighty, masterful

taura adj. "mighty, masterful" (TUR, PE17:115), "very mighty, vast, of unmeasured might or size" (VT39:10). Cf. túrëa.

tuxainen

cardinal. thousand

Element in

Elements

WordGloss
tuxa“hundred; gross, 144”

mencë

cardinal. thousand

Cognates

  • S. meneg “thousand, thousand, *large in number”
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