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Doriathrin

rîm

noun. edge, hem, border

A Doriathrin noun meaning “edge, hem, border” derived from the root ᴹ√ (Ety/RĪ). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. ríma suggests a primitive form *✶rīmā, where the primitive final vowel vanished in Ilkorin.

Doriathrin [Ety/RĪ.008; EtyAC/RĪ.010] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ring

noun. cold pool or lake (in mountains)

A Doriathrin noun meaning “cold pool or lake (in mountains)” derived from the root ᴹ√RINGI (Ety/RINGI). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. ringwe suggests a primitive form riñgwi [riŋgwi]. This is problematic, since [ŋg] vanished before [w] lengthening the preceding vowel, as with Dor. líw < ᴹ✶liñ(g)wi. It is possible, though, that this word developed directly from the root form riñgi [riŋgi], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/ring).

Doriathrin [Ety/RINGI.034] Group: Eldamo. Published by

line

noun. pool

A noun for “pool” derived from the root ᴹ√LIN¹ (Ety/LIN¹). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. linya suggests its primitive form was *✶linyā [linjā]. If so, it is an example of how, after final [a] was lost, the final [j] became [i] and then became [e], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/line).

Doriathrin [Ety/LIN¹.009] Group: Eldamo. Published by

moth

noun. pool

A Doriathrin noun for “pool”, derived from root ᴹ√MBOTH (Ety/MBOTH). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. motto suggests a primitive form of *✶mbottʰō. As pointed out by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/moth), the primitive [mb-] might be expected to have become [b-], since initial nasals usually vanished before stops in Ilkorin, as for example Ilk. bril < MBIRÍL.

Doriathrin [Ety/MBOTH.003] Group: Eldamo. Published by