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Doriathrin

nivon

noun/adverb. forward, forward, west, the West, west

A Doriathrin word meaning “forward” or “west”, derived from the root ᴹ√NIB (Ety/NIB). It could have developed from primitive forms like nibon or nibn(ǝ), with -on developing in the second example because [o] developed between a consonant and a final [n] in Ilkorin. As noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/nivon), the sense “west” probably developed from the meaning “forward” because the Elves thought of themselves as facing West when marking directions.

Doriathrin [Ety/NIB.017; Ety/RAD.008; EtyAC/NIB.024; EtyAC/NIB.027] Group: Eldamo. Published by