Q. coimas (*coimass-) n. “life-bread, lembas” (Category: Bread)
A Quenya term for “lembas” (Elven waybread) but of different etymological origins appearing in notes from the 1950s, a combination of √KOY “live” and a reduced form of massa or masta “bread” (PM/395, 403-4). As such, its stem form is likely to be either coimass- or coimast-; I prefer the first of these. Tolkien also had Q. lerembas in notes from the 1960s as a more direct cognate of S. lembas (PE17/51).
Neo-Quenya: For purposes of Neo-Quenya I’d stick to coimas, as the etymology of lerembas is rather muddled.
References ✧ PM/395, 403-404; SA/cuivië; SI/lembas
|√KOY||“*live, have life”|
Q. lerembas n. “bread taken on leaving home (for a long journey)” (Category: Bread)
Reference ✧ PE17/52 ✧ “bread taken on leaving home (for a long journey)”
|✶led(e)mbasse > lerembas||[ledembasse] > [ledembass] > [leðembass] > [leðembas] > [lerembas]||✧ PE17/52|