Sindarin 

nîn

adjective. wet, *watery

Cognates

  • Q. nenda “wet” ✧ PE17/052

Derivations

  • nēnā “wet” ✧ PE17/052
    • NEN “water, water, [ᴱ√] flow” ✧ PE17/052; PE17/167

Element in

  • Nan. Loeg Ningloron “Gladden Fields, (lit.) Pools of the Golden Water-flowers” ✧ SA/nen
  • S. Nindalf “Wetwang” ✧ PE17/052; PE17/061; RC/779; SA/nen
  • S. ninglor “golden water-flower, golden water-flower, *yellow iris”
  • S. ninniach “rainbow”
  • S. Nínui “February, *Watery”

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
nēnā > nîn[nēnā] > [nēna] > [nīna] > [nīn]✧ PE17/052

Variations

  • nîn ✧ PE17/052; PE17/061; RC/779
  • Nîn ✧ SA/nen
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nîn

adjective. wet, watery

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nîn

noun. tear, tear; [ᴱN.] weeping

Element in

  • S. Nínedhel “?Tear(ful) Elf”
  • S. Níniel “Tear-maiden” ✧ S/219
  • ᴺS. ninna- “to weep, *cry (tears)”

Variations

  • Nín ✧ S/219 (Nín)

nîn

wet

_ adj. _wet. Q. nenya. >> Nindalf

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nín

adjective. my

The acute accent in nín has sometimes been regarded as an error for a slanted macron in the manuscript, since all the other attested personal adjectives from Sauron defeated all have a circumflex accent. It was however noted that if the acute accent is confirmed, then this word is probably an enclitic, see HL/73. The acute accent is now confirmed by VT/44

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nín

pronoun. my

Derivations

  • ni “I, me”

Element in

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lîn

noun. pool

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nen

noun. water (used of a lake, pool or lesser river)

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nen

noun. water; lake, pool; (lesser) river, water; lake, pool; (lesser) river, [ᴱN.] stream

A noun for “water”, also regularly applied to bodies of water like lakes, pools and rivers, especially in names like S. Bruinen “Loudwater” (a river) and S. Nen Echui “Water of Awakening” (an inland sea).

Conceptual Development: This word dates all the way back to the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s where {nen >>} G. nenn “water; river” appeared (GL/60), a derivative of the early root ᴱ√NENE “flow” as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Neni Erúmëar; QL/65). ᴱN. nen and nenn appeared in various Early Noldorin documents from the 1920s with glosses like “stream” (PE13/123), “water” (PE13/151), and “water, river” (PE13/164), but in this period Tolkien indicated the primitive form was ninda (PE13/123, 164). This seems to have been a transient idea, since in The Etymologies of the 1930s Tolkien gave N. nen “water” as a derivative of ᴹ√NEN (Ety/NEN), and this derivation appeared in Tolkien’s later writings as well (PE17/52).

Cognates

  • Q. nén “water, water, [ᴱQ.] river” ✧ PE17/052; SA/nen

Derivations

  • nē̆n “water”
    • NEN “water, water, [ᴱ√] flow”
  • NEN “water, water, [ᴱ√] flow” ✧ PE17/052; SA/nen

Element in

  • S. Arnen “Beside the Water”
  • S. Bruinen “Loudwater” ✧ SA/nen
  • S. Carnen “Redwater”
  • S. dannen “ebb, lowtide”
  • S. duinen “flood, high tide”
  • S. Emyn Arnen “Hills of Arnen” ✧ SA/nen
  • S. Harnen “*South Water”
  • S. Lebennin “Five Rivers”
  • S. Nen Cenedril “Mirrormere, (lit.) Lake Looking-glass”
  • S. Nen Echui “Water of Awakening”
  • S. Nen Girith “Shuddering Water” ✧ SA/nen
  • S. Nen Hithoel “Mist-cool Water” ✧ RC/328; SA/nen
  • S. Nen Lalaith “*Water of Laughter”
  • S. Nenning “? Water” ✧ SA/nen
  • S. Nenuial “Lake Evendim, (lit.) Water of Twilight” ✧ SA/nen
  • S. Nîn-in-Eilph “Swanfleet, Waterlands of the Swans” ✧ NM/378
  • S. Núrnen “Sad Water, Dead Water” ✧ SA/nen
  • S. Ringnen “Chill-water” ✧ VT42/14

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
NEN > nĕn[nen]✧ PE17/052
nen > nen[nen]✧ SA/nen

Variations

  • nĕn ✧ PE17/052; PE17/077
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nen

noun. waterland

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nen

water

{ĕ}_ n. _water, lake. Q. nén. >> nîn

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-en

suffix. my

_1st sg. poss. suff. my.See also the paradigm of poss. suff. in PE17:46. Later -nin_. >> lammen, -nin

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rim

noun. cold pool or lake (in mountains)

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limp

adjective. wet

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loen

adjective. soaking wet, swamped

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lorn

noun. anchorage, harbour

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lorn

noun. quiet water

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ael

pool

1) ael (aelin-, pl. aelin) (lake, mere). In ”Noldorin” oel, pl. oelin. 2)

loeg

noun. pool

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loeg

pool

loeg (no distinct pl. form: loeg is also atttested with plural meaning) (VT45:29). 4) nên (water, lake, stream, waterland), construct nen, pl. nîn.

loeg

noun. pool

mesc

wet

1) mesc (lenited vesc, pl. misc). Also spelt mesg. 2) limp (no distinct pl. form). 3)

nín

my

nín (following a noun with article: i adar nín, ”my father”). Not to be confused with nîn ”watery, wet” or as noun ”tear”, or the pl. form of nên ”water”. In a very few attested cases, the pronoun ”my” appears as an ending -en added to a noun (lammen ”my tongue”, guren ”my heart”).

lîn

pool

lîn (lake), no distinct pl. form, but coll. pl. #**liniath (isolated from Hithliniath**, WJ:194). 3)

nîd

wet

nîd (damp, tearful); no distinct pl. form. 4) nîn (watery); no distinct pl. form. Note: nîn is also used as a noun ”tear”; there is also the possessive pronoun nín ”my”.

nîr

tear

_(noun) _1) nîr (construct nir) (weeping). No distinct pl. form; coll. pl. níriath. Noun ”

nîr

weeping

nîr (construct nir) (tear). No distinct pl. form; coll. pl. níriath.

nínui

5~B5hJ adjective. tearful

Nîn (tear) + -ui (full, having that quality).

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nên

water

nên (lake, pool, stream, waterland), construct nen, pl. nîn. FLOOD-WATER (or ”wash”) iôl (pl. ŷl) (RC:334, VT48:33).

limp

adjective. wet

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