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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>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The word ''mae'' is perhaps influenced from [[Quenya]] ''[[mai]]'', and is perhaps related to [[MAG]], the [[Sundocarme|root]] for "good".<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}</ref>{{fact}}
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The etymology of the word is unknown.
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There is a similar [[Quenya]] word ''mai'' "well".<ref>{{VT|47}}</ref><ref>{{PE|17}}</ref>
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==

Latest revision as of 23:49, 12 November 2014

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

[edit] Etymology

The etymology of the word is unknown.

There is a similar Quenya word mai "well".[3][4]

[edit] 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. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005
  4. 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)
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Flight to the Ford"