North S. tim n. “spark, sparkle (of stars)”

North S. tim n. “spark, sparkle (of stars)”
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References ✧ MR/388, 471; PE17/22

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Ilk. tim n. “spark, star”

A noun for “star”, more literally meaning “spark” derived from primitive ᴹ✶tinmē (Ety/TIN). As suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/tim), probably the primitive [nm] became [mm] in Ilkorin to produce the final form.

Conceptual Development: Edward Kloczko suggested that Tolkien later reused this word as North Sindarin tim with the same meaning (Tyalië Tyelelliéva #9).

Reference ✧ Ety/TIN ✧ “spark, star”

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ᴹ✶tinmē > tim [tinmē] > [tinme] > [timme] > [timm] > [tim] ✧ Ety/TIN