ᴺS. !fanu n. “vapour, steam” (Category: Smoke)
A neologism coined by Paul Strack in 2022 specifically for Eldamo, the Sindarin equivalent of Q. fanwë of the same meaning.
A noun in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s originally glossed “bud”, but this was revised to “steam” (GL/71). Before the change in gloss, this word was probably derived from the early root ᴱ√TUẎU which had various bud-related derivatives (QL/96), but after the change its etymology is unclear.
References ✧ GL/71