S. menel-vîr síla díriel “*heaven-jewel shines having watched [for us]”
The second phrase of Lúthien’s Song (LB/354). Three translations of this phrase are:
The first word menel is the Sindarin word for “the heavens, firmanent”. The second word vîr is the lenited form of mîr “jewel”. The third word síla “shines” is the present tense of the verb síla- “to shine”. The last word díriel “having watched” is the lenited form of tíriel, the perfective-participle form of the verb tiria- “to watch, gaze”.
Reference ✧ LB/354
|menel||“the heavens, firmanent, region of the stars”||✧ LB/354|
|mîr||“jewel, precious thing, treasure”||soft-mutation||✧ LB/354 (vîr)|
|#síla-||“*to shine”||present||✧ LB/354|
|tiria-||“to watch, gaze; to ward, guard”||soft-mutation perfective-participle||✧ LB/354 (díriel)|