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Linta

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The etymology is not clear, but perhaps hints to a [[Sundocarmë|Root]] *LIN or *LIT
 
The etymology is not clear, but perhaps hints to a [[Sundocarmë|Root]] *LIN or *LIT
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
{{quote|Yéni ve '''lintë''' yuldar avánier ('The years have passed like '''swift''' draughts')|''[[Namárië]]''}}
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{{quote|Yéni ve '''lintë''' yuldar avánier ('The years have passed like '''swift''' draughts')<ref>{{RGEO|Namarie}}, line 3</ref>|''[[Namárië]]''}}
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*''[[lintie]]''
 
*''[[lintie]]''

Latest revision as of 05:59, 14 May 2015

*linta (pl. linte) is a quenya word meaning "swift".

[edit] Etymology

The etymology is not clear, but perhaps hints to a Root *LIN or *LIT

[edit] Examples

"Yéni ve lintë yuldar avánier ('The years have passed like swift draughts')[1]"
Namárië

[edit] See also

[edit] Cognates

[edit] Inspiration

This word is a relic from Tolkien's juvenile language called Nevbosh. In that language lint means "quick, clever, nimble"[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 3
  2. The Monsters and the Critics p. 205, 206