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N. cevn adj. “of earth, earthen” (Category: Earth, Land)

N. cevn, adj. “of earth, earthen” (Category: Earth, Land)

A Noldorin adjective in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “of earth, earthen” and given as a derivative of the root ᴹ√KEM (Ety/KEM). Hiswelókë’s Sindarin Dictionary suggested an alternate (Neo) Sindarin spelling cefn (HSD/cefn) which is more than in keeping with Tolkien’s usual spelling conventions from the 1930s, but I prefer cevn as it makes the pronunciation clearer; see the discussion of the Sindarin phoneme [v] for more details.

References ✧ Ety/KEM; EtyAC/KEM

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ᴹ√KEM > cevn [kemna] > [kemn] > [kevn] ✧ Ety/KEM