noun. heaven, the heavens, sky

An Adûnaic noun for “the heaven” or “sky”, cognate of Q. menel but not a direct loan word from Quenya (SD/241). It was borrowed from Primitive Elvish, probably from an Avari dialect, and therefore underwent different phonetic development (SD/414). In one place Tolkien changed it minil (SD/414), but the form minal appears in various compounds and is probably to be preferred.

Adûnaic [SD/200.3902; SD/241.0604; SD/414.2608; SD/414.3609; SD/429.2011; SD/429.2105] Group: Eldamo. Published by