ᴺQ. !malda n. “pulp, paste, mash, mush” (Category: Dough)
A neologism coined by Paul Strack in 2023 specifically for Eldamo, a combination of ᴹ√MBAL “*crush” and ✶-dā “product of an action”, hence “a product of crushing”. Röandil had previously suggested malma with suffixal ma “thing”, but that could be mistaken as an instrument for crushing via instrumental ✶-mā. I prefer malda as having a cleaner derivation, and also being distinct from ᴺQ. malma “lemon”. Röandil also proposed using malma for “dough, grume” as a replacement for [ᴹQ.] makse “dough” whose meaning may have changed, but I prefer to retain this attested word for “dough”.
|✶-dā||“product of an action”|
ᴱQ. maru n. “pulp” (Category: Juice)
A word in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “pulp” and derived from the early root ᴱ√MARA¹ “ripe, yellow” (QL/59).
Reference ✧ QL/59 ✧ “pulp”
|ᴱ√MARA¹ > maru||[marū] > [maru]||✧ QL/59|