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*linta (pl. linte) is a quenya word meaning "swift".

[edit] Etymology

The etymology is not clear, but perhaps hints to a Root *LIN or *LIT

[edit] Examples

"Yéni ve lintë yuldar avánier ('The years have passed like swift draughts')[1]"

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[edit] Cognates

[edit] Inspiration

This word is a relic from Tolkien's juvenile language called Nevbosh. In that language lint means "quick, clever, nimble"[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 3
  2. The Monsters and the Critics p. 205, 206