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Re: [elfling] Please help (S) "May it be"

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  • DDanielA@webtv.net
    ... wasn t ... The attested example of the S imperative of be by Tolkien is _no_, found in his partial S translation of the Lord s Prayer: _no aer i eneth
    Message 1 of 1 , May 20, 2003
      Teithant falkenfan:
      >"Nae" means "may it be" ? I read this a while ago,
      >but I thought the source
      wasn't
      >reliable enough.

      The attested example of the S imperative of 'be' by Tolkien is _no_,
      found in his partial S translation of the Lord's Prayer: _no aer i eneth
      lín_ ('hallowed be Thy name'). AFAIK, the only meaning of _nae_
      attested by Tolkien is 'alas' (found in the Etymologies under the PE
      root NAY-, 'lament').

      Cuio mae, Danny.
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