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Vomentie

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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The word contains the prefix ''[[vó-]]''; from this we can isolate ''mentie'', looks like the gerund of a verb *''menta-'', perhaps from the stem [[MEN]] "go" <ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 39]]<ref>.  
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The word contains the prefix ''[[vó-]]''; from this we can isolate ''mentie'', looks like the gerund of a verb *''menta-'', perhaps from the stem [[MEN]] "go" <ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 39]]</ref>.  
  
 
A vo-ment-ie would then be a "together-go-ing", a going together: two parties meeting.
 
A vo-ment-ie would then be a "together-go-ing", a going together: two parties meeting.

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vomentie is Telerin for "meeting (of two)", cognate of the Quenya omentië

It is only attested with a pronominal ending inflected for genitive: vomentienguo "of our meeting"[1]

Etymology

The word contains the prefix vó-; from this we can isolate mentie, looks like the gerund of a verb *menta-, perhaps from the stem MEN "go" [2].

A vo-ment-ie would then be a "together-go-ing", a going together: two parties meeting.

References

  1. War of the Jewels p. 407
  2. Vinyar Tengwar 39