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'''Mae''' is the [[Sindarin]] word for the adverb "well".<ref>{{L|230}}</ref><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 16</ref>
 
'''Mae''' is the [[Sindarin]] word for the adverb "well".<ref>{{L|230}}</ref><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 16</ref>
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==Etymology==
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Perhaps [[Old Sindarin]] *''mai'' or influenced from [[Quenya]] ''[[mai]]''.
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The [[root]] for "good" is [[MAG]]<ref>{{HM|LR}}, [[The Etymologies]]</ref>
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
 
*''Mae [[govannen]]'': "well met"<ref>{{FR|I12}}</ref>
 
*''Mae [[govannen]]'': "well met"<ref>{{FR|I12}}</ref>
 
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[[Category:Sindarin adverbs]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin adverbs]]

Revision as of 17:56, 28 August 2010

Mae is the Sindarin word for the adverb "well".[1][2]

Etymology

Perhaps Old Sindarin *mai or influenced from Quenya mai.

The root for "good" is MAG[3]

Examples

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 230, (dated 8 June 1961)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 16
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, The Etymologies
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Flight to the Ford"