Quenya 

asto

dust

asto noun "dust" (ÁS-AT). According to VT45:6, asto was the name of tengwa #13 in the pre-classical system presupposed in the Etymologies, but Tolkien would later change the name of this letter to anto (its Quenya value changing from st to nt).

Sindarin 

ast

dust

1) ast (pl. aist if there is a pl.), 2) lith (sand, ash) (Names:178)

Primitive elvish

malu

noun. dust

Changes

  • malŭsmalŭ “dust” ✧ PE21/80

Derivations

  • MAL “gold, yellow, gold”

Variations

  • malŭ ✧ PE21/80 (malŭ)
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thith

root. singe, etc.

Derivatives

  • ᴺQ. sis- “to scorch, singe, fry”
  • ᴺQ. sisin “parched, scorched”
  • ᴺS. thista- “to dry up, *evaporate”
  • ᴺS. thithen “parched, withered, *desiccated”
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Noldorin 

ast

noun. dust

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ast

noun. dust

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “dust” derived from the root ᴹ√ÁS-AT (Ety/ÁS-AT).

Cognates

  • ᴹQ. asto “dust” ✧ Ety/ÁS-AT

Derivations

  • ᴹ√ASAT “*dust” ✧ Ety/ÁS-AT

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ√ÁS-AT > ast[asto] > [ast]✧ Ety/ÁS-AT
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Qenya 

asto

noun. dust

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “dust” derived from the root ᴹ√ÁS-AT (Ety/ÁS-AT). It was also mentioned in The Feanorian Alphabet from the late 1930s with the same form and meaning (PE22/21-22), and in the revisions of that document from the 1940s, though there it was replaced with ᴹQ. osto as a name for one of the tengwar (PE22/50). This replacement may only have to do with tengwar names, and doesn’t necessarily invalidate asto “dust”.

Cognates

  • N. ast “dust” ✧ Ety/ÁS-AT

Derivations

  • ᴹ√ASAT “*dust” ✧ Ety/ÁS-AT

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ√ÁS-AT > asto[asto]✧ Ety/ÁS-AT

Variations

  • asto ✧ Ety/ÁS-AT; EtyAC/ÁS-AT; PE22/021; PE22/022; PE22/050 (asto)
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mulo

noun. dust, dust, [ᴱQ.] fine powder

A word in the Declension of Nouns from the early 1930s glossed “dust”, given as an example of declensions for nouns that in ancient times ended with short : mulǔ- (PE21/10-11). It is probably a later iteration of ᴱQ. mul (muld-) “fine powder” from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, a derivative of the early root ᴱ√MULU “grind (fine)” (QL/63). In notes from the late 1950s or early 1960s, Tolkien gave Q. mulë for “meal” = “✱coarsely ground flour”, so it seems ✱√MUL “grind” either survived or was restored. For purposes of Neo-Eldarin, I think it is appropriate to use this word with the earlier sense “fine powder” as well.

Derivations

  • MUL “grind (fine)”
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Gnomish

thith

noun. dust

A noun in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “dust”, appearing below other forms like G. thisin “parched, withered” (GL/73). The latter is clearly a cognate of ᴱQ. sisin from the contemporaneous Qenya Lexicon, and hence is derived from the root ᴱ√SISI as it appeared in that document (QL/84), though its Gnomish derivatives make it clear the actual root was ✱ᴱ√ÞISI.

Derivations

  • ᴱ√ÞISI “singe, etc.”

Element in

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Early Noldorin

lhith

noun. dust

Element in

  • En. yrlhith “dustless” ✧ PE13/156
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Early Primitive Elvish

sisi

root. singe, etc.

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þisi Reconstructed

root. singe, etc.

The root ᴱ√SISI “singe, etc.” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives ᴱQ. sisi- “scorch, singe, fry” and ᴱQ. sisin “parched, scorched” (QL/84). Its derivatives in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon were words like G. thisin “parched, withered” and G. thith “dust” (GL/73), indicating an actual root form ✱ᴱ√ÞISI.

Neo-Eldarin: For purposes of Neo-Eldarin I think it is worth positing a Neo-Root ᴺ√THITH to salvage some of these early words; ᴺ√THITH is better than ✱ᴺ√THIS if we wish retain Early Qenya forms, as otherwise they would become sir- rather than sis-.

Derivatives

  • Eq. sisi- “to scorch, singe, fry” ✧ QL/084
  • Eq. sisin “parched, scorched” ✧ QL/084
  • G. thith “dust”
  • G. thisc “dry, waterless”
  • G. thista- “to dry up (tr.)”
  • G. thisin “parched, withered”

Variations

  • SISI ✧ QL/084
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