S. Annúnaid pn. “Westron”

S. Annúnaid, pn. “Westron”

The Sindarin name for the “Westron” language (PM/316). Its initial element is clearly annûn “west”, but the meaning of the suffix -aid is unclear. It might be some variation on the gerund-suffix -ed/-ad seen in nouns like genediad “reckoning”, though this suffix usually forms nouns from verbs, not adjectives.

References ✧ PM/316; PMI

Glosses

Elements

annûn “sunset, west; (lit.) going down”
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