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silmë is a noun meaning "starlight" in Quenya.
Silmë is also the name in Quenya of the twenty-ninth letter of the Tengwar alphabet. In all modes this letter represents S. The Westron name for this letter is Só.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The word derives from the Primitive Quendian root SIL.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Quenya Corpus Wordlist edited by Helge Fauskanger
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The names of the letters
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The additional letters
- ↑ See Westron Tengwar
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", SIL -