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ᴱQ. vilina adj. “airy, breezy, light” (Category: Air, Ether)

The adjective ᴱQ. {vilna >>} vilina “airy, breezy, light” appeared the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s as a derivative of the early root ᴱ√VILI (QL/101). The forms vílyava or vílina “airy” appeared in the English-Qenya Dictionary of the 1920s, but this entry was deleted (PE15/68).

Neo-Quenya: Since similar words like Q. vilya “air, sky” continued to appear in Tolkien’s later writings, I think ᴺQ. vilina “airy, breezy, light” may be used as-is in Neo-Quenya writing. The gloss “light” may mean light in weight like air, or perhaps light or clear weather; I think the light-weight meaning is more likely.

References ✧ LT1A/Vilna; QL/101





Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√VILI > vilina [βilinā] > [βilina] > [vilina] ✧ QL/101