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Q. (apa)ruivë n. “wild fire, fire as conflagration” (Category: Fire)

Q. (apa)ruivë, n. “wild fire, fire as conflagration” (Category: Fire)

A word appearing as ruive “wild fire — fire as conflagration” in etymological notes from around 1964 (DD), along with a longer variant aparuive (PE17/183). The short form ruive is derived from the root √RUYU “blaze (red)”, but it is not clear what the apa- prefix means in the longer form.

Conceptual Development: In the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s there was a noun ᴱQ. (uru)purnie “conflagration”, an elaboration of ᴱQ. pur (purn-) “a fire” with an (optional) prefix of ᴱQ. uru “fire” (QL/75), so perhaps “*(lit.) fiery fireness”.

Neo-Quenya: For purposes of Neo-Quenya, I’d use ruive for a basic “wild fire”, and augmented aparuivë for a massive conflagration.

References ✧ PE17/183




Phonetic Developments

RUYU > ruive [ruiwe] > [ruiβe] > [ruive] ✧ PE17/183

ᴱQ. (uru)purnie n. “conflagration” (Category: Fire)

See Q. (apa)ruivë for discussion.

Reference ✧ QL/75 ✧ “conflagration”


uru “fire” ✧ QL/75
pur “a fire, an artificial fire” stem ✧ QL/75 (purn-)
-ie “abstract noun” ✧ QL/75 (#-ie)