Q. enwina lúmë, “the old darkness”

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The twenty-eighth line of the Markirya poem (MC/222). The first word is enwina “old” followed by the noun lúmë² “darkness”, possibly a variant of more common lómë as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL/Markirya).

Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:

enwina lúmë = “*old darkness”

Reference ✧ MC/222 ✧ enwina lúme “the old darkness”

Elements

enwina “old” ✧ MC/222.2501
lúmë² “darkness” ✧ MC/222.2502

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ᴱQ. aire móre ala tinwi “the old darkness beyond the stars”

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The twenty seventh line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/214). The first word is the adjective aire² “old” modifying the noun móre “darkness”. This is followed by the preposition ala¹ “beyond” with the plural of tinwe “star”.

Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:

aire móre ala tinw-i = “*old darkness beyond star-(plural)”

Reference ✧ MC/214 ✧ “the old darkness beyond the stars”

Elements

aire² “old” ✧ MC/214.1001
móre “night, darkness; black, dark” ✧ MC/214.1002
ala¹ “behold, look; beyond, after; before” ✧ MC/214.1003
tinwe “star” plural ✧ MC/214.1004 (tinwi)

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