A nursery name for the fourth finger in rough drafts of Eldarin Hands, Fingers and Numerals from 1968, a combination of ✶sel(dĕ) “daughter” and Q. til “tip”, and appearing beside alternate form Q. selye (VT47/27). In later versions of these notes, only selye appeared (VT47/10).
noun. daughter [finger name]
Word Gloss sel(dĕ) “*daughter” tillë “tip, point; [within compounds] finger, toe, tip, point; [within compounds] finger, toe; [ᴱQ.] eyelash”
noun. daughter (diminutive)
A diminutive/affectionate word for “daughter” appearing in notes on Eldarin Hands, Fingers and Numerals from the late 1960s (VT47/10, 27), based on Q. seldë “daughter”. See that entry for further discussion.
Word Gloss seldë “daughter, daughter; [ᴹQ.] child [f.], *girl”
- selye ✧ VT47/10; VT47/16; VT47/27; VT47/33