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ᴹQ. #alfírima adj. “immortal” (Category: Immortal)

ᴹQ. #alfírima, adj. “immortal” (Category: Immortal)

An adjective for “immortal” in the Quenya Verbal System (QVS) from 1948 appearing only in its plural form alphírimar, using the adjective plural formation of QVS (PE22/124). Its more typical Quenya adjective plural form would be alfírime. It also appeared in a noun plural form Alphírimor “Immortals”. It is a combination of ᴹQ. fírima “mortal” with the negative prefix ᴹQ. al-.

Conceptual Development: In The Etymologies of the 1930s the word for “immortal” was ᴹQ. ilfirin, a combination of ᴹQ. il- “not” and firin “dead (by natural cause)” (Ety/PHIR).

References ✧ PE22/124


alphírimar plural “immortals” ✧ PE22/124


al(a)- “not, negative prefix”
fírima “mortal”

Element In

ᴹQ. ilfirin adj. “immortal” (Category: Immortal)

See ᴹQ. #alfírima for discussion.

Reference ✧ Ety/PHIR ✧ “immortal”


il- “no, not”
firin “dead (by natural cause)” ✧ Ety/PHIR



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶ilpirin > ilfirin [ilpʰirin] > [ilɸirin] !!! [ilfirin] ✧ Ety/PHIR