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Q. lávar n. “(golden) blossom” (Category: Flower (other))

Q. lávar, n. “(golden) blossom” (Category: Flower (other))

A word in notes from the 1960s for a “(golden) blossom” with variants löar and lávar, both based on the √LAWAR having to with the colour “gold” (PE17/159). The element ᴹQ. lavar also appeared as an element in the name for a Númenorean tree ᴹQ. lavaralda in stories from the 1930s which Tolkien described as having “long green leaves [that] were golden on the undersides” and whose “flowers were pale with a yellow flush” (LR/57-68). For purposes of Neo-Quenya, I would use lávar for “(golden) blossom”, since that form is more distinctive.

References ✧ PE17/159




Phonetic Developments

LAWAR > löar [lawar] > [loar] ✧ PE17/159
LAWAR > lávar [lāwar] > [lāβar] > [lāvar] ✧ PE17/159

ᴹQ. #lavar n. “*(golden) blossom” (Category: Flower (other))

See Q. lávar for discussion.

Reference ✧ LR/57

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