*linta (pl. linte) is a quenya word meaning "swift".
The etymology is not clear, but perhaps hints to a Root *LIN or *LIT
- "Yéni ve lintë yuldar avánier ('The years have passed like swift draughts')"
- ― Namárië
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This word is a relic from Tolkien's juvenile language called Nevbosh. In that language lint means "quick, clever, nimble"
J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 3
- ↑ The Monsters and the Critics p. 205, 206