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'''Mae''' is the [[Sindarin]] word for the adverb "well".<ref>{{L|230}}</ref><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 16</ref>
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'''''mae''''' is the [[Sindarin]] word for the adverb "well".<ref>{{L|230}}</ref><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 16</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Perhaps [[Old Sindarin]] *''mai'' or influenced from [[Quenya]] ''[[mai]]''.
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The word ''mae'' is perhaps influenced from [[Quenya]] ''[[mai]]'', and is perhaps related to [[MAG]], the [[Sundocarme|root]] for "good".<ref>{{LR|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>
 
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[[Category:Sindarin adverbs]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin adverbs]]

Revision as of 22:01, 14 August 2011

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

Etymology

The word mae is perhaps influenced from Quenya mai, and is perhaps related to MAG, the root for "good".[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, "Part Three: The Etymologies"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Flight to the Ford"