A Doriathrin noun for “moisture” derived from primitive ᴹ✶mizdē (Ety/MIZD). The [i] lengthened due to the [[ilk|vocalization of [z] before voiced stops]], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/míd). According to Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynne, this form was originally unglossed and may have been initially intended to mean “fine rain” like its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. miste (EtyAC/MIZD, VTE/45).
mîd→ mīd “fine rain” ✧ Ety/MIZD
- ᴹQ. miste “fine rain” ✧ Ety/MIZD
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶mizdē > mīd [mizdē] > [mizde] > [mīde] > [mīd] ✧ Ety/MIZD
- mīd ✧ Ety/MIZD (Dor. mīd)
- míd ✧ EtyAC/MIZD (Dor. míd)
- mêd ✧ VTE/45 (Dor.