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ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] almo n. “shoulder, ⚠️back” (Category: Shoulder)

ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] almo, n. “shoulder, ⚠️back” (Category: Shoulder)
See ᴱQ. almo for discussion.



ᴱQ. almo n. “shoulder(s), back” (Category: Shoulder)

The word ᴱQ. almo or aldamo “back, shoulders” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√ALA² “spread”, and the longer form was an element in the name ᴱQ. Aikaldamor “Broad Back” (QL/29). This pair of words (along with deleted {alma}) reappeared in Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s, but there they had the gloss “shoulder” (PE16/144).

Neo-Quenya: The early root ᴱ√ALA² “spread‽” was the basis for ᴱQ. alda “tree”, which in later writings was derived from ✶galadā. Thus ᴺQ. almo “shoulder” might be retained as a derivative of the later form of the root: √GAL. The sense of the later root was “grow (like plants), flourish” rather than “spread”, so this is a bit of a reach semantically, though not impossible since ✶galadā referred to broad, spreading trees as opposed to ✶ornē for tall trees (NM/349). I would use ᴺQ. almo only for “shoulder”; for “back” I recommend the neologism ᴺQ. catta.

References ✧ PE16/144; QL/29




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Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√ALA² > almo [almō] > [almo] ✧ QL/29