Quenya 

malina

yellow

malina adj. "yellow" (SMAL, Letters:308), "yellow, of golden colour" (PE17:51). Malinalda *"Yellow-tree", a name of Laurelin (SA:mal-; evidently malina + alda), translated "Tree of Gold" in the Silmarillion index. Cf. also malinornë.

malina

adjective. yellow, of golden colour

Derivations

  • malnā “yellow, of golden colour” ✧ PE17/051
    • MAL “gold, yellow, gold”

Element in

  • ᴺQ. lalië-malina “daffodil, *(lit.) yellow laughter”
  • Q. Malantur “?Golden Lord”
  • Q. Malinalda “Tree of Gold”
  • Q. malinornë “mallorn, (lit.) golden/yellow tree” ✧ Let/308; PE17/051; PE17/051; PE17/080
  • Q. ornemalin “bearing yellow flowers” ✧ Let/308; PE17/080

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
malnā > malda[malnā] > [maldā] > [malda]✧ PE17/051
malnā > malina[malinā] > [malina]✧ PE17/051

Variations

  • malda ✧ PE17/051
  • mălĭna ✧ PE17/080
Quenya [Let/308; PE17/051; PE17/080] Group: Eldamo. Published by

malda

yellow, of golden colour

malda adj. "yellow, of golden colour" (PE17:51), variant of malina. An earlier source (the Etymologies, entry SMAL) has malda as the noun "gold" but LotR gives malta, q.v., and according to VT46:14 the form malta originally appeared in the Etymologies as well. Since Quenya sometimes uses adjectives as nouns (see for instance fanya), malda could still be regarded as a valid side-form of the noun malta "gold".

malda

adjective. yellow, of golden colour

malinornë

yellow-tree

malinornë noun "yellow-tree" (malina + ornë), fictional species of tree (Sindarin mallorn; in Quenya also called maldornë) (PE17:50). Cf. malinornélion "of yellow-trees"; see laurelindórenan lindelorendor... (LotR2:III ch. 4; cf. Letters:308). Malinornélion is partitive pl. genitive of malinornë (UT:167, normal pl. malinorni, UT:168).

tulca

yellow

tulca (3) ("k") adj. "yellow". Adopted and adapted from Valarin; the normal Quenya word for "yellow" is rather malina (WJ:399)