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Early Quenya


noun. jewel, gem

A noun given as ᴱQ. sink (sinq-) “mineral, metal, gem” in the Qenya Lexicon, a derivative of the root ᴱ√SINI “pale blue” (QL/83), transferred from the root ᴱ√SṆTYṆ “twinkle” where the word was only glossed “gem” (QL/85). The word sink (sinq-) “mineral, gem” also appeared in the contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/83). In the Early Qenya Grammar and word lists of the 1920s, this word became ᴱQ. sinqe “jewel, gem” (PE14/42, 71; PE15/72, 74).

Neo-Quenya: I think this word may be adapted to Neo-Quenya as ᴺQ. sincë (sinci-) based on the primitive form ✶sinki seen in ✶sinkitamo > Q. sintamo “smith” (PE17/108). I think this word refers to minerals in general (any solid inorganic substance), as opposed to words for more specific categories of substances like Q. ondo “stone”, Q. tinco “metal”, or Q. mírë “gem”.


  • En. himp “jewel”

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sink“mineral, gem, metal”
Early Quenya [PE14/042; PE14/044; PE14/071; PE14/074; PE14/078; PE15/72; PE15/74; PE16/111; VT40/08] Group: Eldamo. Published by


adjective. sparkle as with gems

An erased and hard-to-read adjective form of ᴱQ. sink (sinq-) “gem” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s (QL/85).

Early Quenya [QL/085] Group: Eldamo. Published by