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Aeg

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* [[Egalmoth|Aegamloth]] = "A Spike upon a Flowered Crest"
 
* [[Egalmoth|Aegamloth]] = "A Spike upon a Flowered Crest"
 
* ''[[aeglos]]'' = "icicle"
 
* ''[[aeglos]]'' = "icicle"
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== Conflicting Definition ==
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Earlier in the [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien's]] development of [[Sindarin]], ''aeg'' meant "fell" or "dire" and was the equivalent of the [[Quenya]] ''[[aica]]''. Tolkien later rejected this definition (see: ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]''), deciding that ''aeg'' only translated as "point". This complicated the translations of some names, as Tolkien never developed another Sindarin equivalent for ''[[aica]]''.
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Example:
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* [[Aegnor]] = "Fell Fire"
  
 
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Revision as of 02:29, 15 July 2006

aeg is a noun meaning "point" in Sindarin. Compare ecthel, "spear point".

Examples:

Conflicting Definition

Earlier in the Tolkien's development of Sindarin, aeg meant "fell" or "dire" and was the equivalent of the Quenya aica. Tolkien later rejected this definition (see: The Peoples of Middle-earth), deciding that aeg only translated as "point". This complicated the translations of some names, as Tolkien never developed another Sindarin equivalent for aica.

Example:

References