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Q. isilmë [þ] n. “moonlight” (Category: Moon)

Q. isilmë [þ], n. “moonlight” (Category: Moon)

A word loosely translated as “moon” in the Markirya poem of the 1960s (MC/222), but more accurately “moonlight” according to the glossary following the poem (MC/223), perhaps an elaboration of Q. silmë “starlight” under the influence of Q. Isil “moon”.

Conceptual Development: A similar word ᴱQ. silma “a ray of moonlight” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, derived from the early root ᴱ√SILI which was also the basis for ᴱQ. Sil “moon” (QL/83).

References ✧ MC/222-223



Isil “Moon, (lit.) Sheen”
silmë “starlight”

Element In

ᴱQ. silma n. “ray of moonlight” (Category: Moon)

See Q. isilmë for discussion.

Reference ✧ QL/83 ✧ “a ray of moonlight”

Element In


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√SILI > silma [silmā] > [silma] ✧ QL/83