Q. #lómëa adj. “shadowed, gloomy” (Category: Shade, Shadow)
An element in various Entish phrases meaning “shadowed” or “gloomy” (LotR/1131; PE17/81). It is an adjectival form of Q. lómë “night, dusk”, so is perhaps more literally “*of or like the dim light of dusk or a star-lit night”, probably without the negative connotations that “gloomy” has in English.
Conceptual Development: A similar form appeared unglossed in Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s as (ablative plural) ᴱQ. lómealloi in the phrase ᴱQ. fanwen tollillon lómëalloi, perhaps “*a dream from the gloomy islands” as suggested by Patrick Wynne and Christopher Gilson (PE16/147).
References ✧ LotR/1131; PE17/81
|lómë||“night, dimness, twilight, dusk, darkness”||✧ PE17/81|
ᴱQ. #lómea adj. “*gloomy” (Category: Shade, Shadow)
References ✧ PE16/147
|lómealloi||ablative plural||✧ PE16/147|
|lóme||“dusk, gloom, darkness; shadow, cloud”|