Q. mistë n. “drizzle” (Category: Rain)
A word for “drizzle” (PE19/101) or “light rain” (Ety/MIZD) from primitive ✶mizdē, illustrating how ancient zd became st in Quenya.
Conceptual Development: The earliest precursor of this word was ᴱQ. mirde “mist” derived from primitive ᴱ✶mẓđē in the Early Qenya Phonology of the 1910s (PE12/14). In Early Noldorin Word-lists of the 1920s, this became ᴱQ. mie derived from primitive ✶míye as a cognate to ᴱN. midh “mist, drizzle” (PE13/150). In The Etymologies of the 1930s it was ᴹQ. miste “fine rain”, already with the derivation given above and with cognate N. mîdh “dew” (Ety/MIZD). The form miste reappeared in the Outline of Phonology from the early 1950s with the same derivation and Sindarin cognate S. míð but with gloss “drizzle” (PE19/101).
Reference ✧ PE19/101 ✧ miste “drizzle”
|✶mizdē > miste||[mizdē] > [mistē] > [miste]||✧ PE19/101|
ᴹQ. miste n. “fine rain” (Category: Rain)
References ✧ Ety/MIZD; EtyAC/MISK
|ᴹ✶mizdē > miste||[mizdē] > [mistē] > [miste]||✧ Ety/MIZD|
ᴱQ. mie¹ n. “mist, drizzle” (Category: Rain)
Reference ✧ PE13/150 ✧ mie
|ᴱ✶míye > mie||[mije] > [mie]||✧ PE13/150|