Ad. batân n. (weak-I neut) “road, path, way” (Category: Road)

Ad. batân n. (weak-I neut) “road, path, way” (Category: Road)

A noun variously translated as “road”, “path” or “way” (SD/247, 431; VT24/12) and fully declined on SD/431. This noun also appears in the variant strong-plural form batîn that was sometimes used with Weak I nouns in older and poetic writing (SD/247, 435). Its ordinary weak plural form batânî appears in the declension chart on SD/431. Several authors have suggested (AAD/13, EotAL/BAT) that this noun may be a derivative of the Elvish root ᴹ√BAT “tread” (Ety/BAT). If so, its final element may be the agental suffix -ân², and its initial element may be a verb *bat- “walk”, so that the literal sense of the word might be “*walkway”.

References ✧ SD/247, 312, 431-432, 435; VT24/12




batānī draft-plural “ways” ✧ SD/312
batānat dual   ✧ SD/431
batānāt dual subjective   ✧ SD/431
batānu objective   ✧ SD/431
batānī plural   ✧ SD/432
batīn plural; archaic-strong-plural “roads” ✧ SD/435
batānīya plural subjective   ✧ SD/432
batīna plural subjective; archaic-strong-plural “roads” ✧ SD/247; SD/435
batīna plural subjective; archaic-strong-plural “ways (are)” ✧ VT24/12
batāna subjective   ✧ SD/431


*bat- “to walk”
*-ân² “agental suffix”

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