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Re: [Lambengolmor] Re: Quenya suffix _-nde_

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  • David Kiltz
    ... I think that is rather _loa_ + _ende_ middle of the (solar) year . Cf. LR:(part 3)486 The first day [of the year _loa_ ] was called _yestare_, the
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 8, 2002
      On Monday, October 7, 2002, at 01:00 AM, Lukas Novak wrote:

      > Petri Tikka listed a number of nouns in _-nde_; see:
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lambengolmor/message/273
      > Would _loende_ also fit in?

      I think that is rather _loa_ + _ende_ "middle of the (solar) year".

      Cf. LR:(part 3)486 "The first day [of the year "_loa_"] was called
      _yestare_, the middle day (183rd) _loende_, and the last day _mettare_".
      Two _enderi_ "middle days" were substituted at regular intervals. I
      think that makes it clear that we have words containing _ende_ "middle"



      [Petri's list of nouns in _-nde_ also includes _Therinde_ 'Needlewoman'
      (XII:333), in which _-inde_ is perhaps more likely a feminine counter-
      part of the masculine agentive _-indo_, as in _Cormacolindor_ 'Ring-
      bearers' (LR:932). If this is the case, then _*ther-_ would be a verbal
      stem, probably meaning 'sew, embroider'. This in turn could be related
      to the root TER- (extended form TERES-) 'pierce', whence Q. _tere_,
      _ter_ 'through', so that THER- literally = *'pierce through with a needle'.
      The _Etymologies_ gives an example of related roots in T- and TH-:
      THIN- (whence Q. _sinde_ 'grey') and TIN- 'sparkle, emit slender (silver,
      pale) beams', the latter said to be a "variant of (?) and in any case af-
      fected by THIN". -- Patrick Wynne]
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