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Perhaps [[Old Sindarin]] *''mai'' or influenced from [[Quenya]] ''[[mai]]''.
 
Perhaps [[Old Sindarin]] *''mai'' or influenced from [[Quenya]] ''[[mai]]''.
  
The above could perhaps come from [[PQ]] *''magi''; the [[root]] for "good" is [[MAG]]<ref>{{HM|LR}}, [[The Etymologies]]</ref>
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The above could perhaps come from [[Primitive Quendian|PQ]] *''magi''; the [[root]] for "good" is [[MAG]].<ref>{{HM|LR}}, [[The Etymologies]]</ref>
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==Examples==
 
==Examples==
 
*''Mae [[govad|govannen]]'': "well met"<ref>{{FR|I12}}</ref>
 
*''Mae [[govad|govannen]]'': "well met"<ref>{{FR|I12}}</ref>
 
{{references}}
 
{{references}}
 
[[Category:Sindarin adverbs]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin adverbs]]

Revision as of 21:01, 14 August 2011

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

Etymology

Perhaps Old Sindarin *mai or influenced from Quenya mai.

The above could perhaps come from PQ *magi; 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"