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Q. mólë n. “labour, *work” (Category: Work, Labor)

A form appearing as mōle after the verb mol- “labour” in notes on “large & small” words, probably from the late 1960s (PE17/115). The section where these words appeared was deleted. The form mōle might be a noun, or might be the past tense of the verb = “worked”.

Neo-Quenya: For purposes of Neo-Quenya, I assume ᴺQ. mólë is a noun meaning “labour, *work”. Helge Fauskanger instead used ᴺQ. molië “labour, work” in his Neo-Quenya New Testament (NQNT), but I think that is too similar to ᴺQ. mólië “slavery”. Petri Tikka coined ᴺQ. tarassë “labour” in Parma Penyanë Quettaron (PPQ) from the early 2000s as a cognate of [N.] tass “labour, task”, but since the root meaning was “trouble” I think it is unlikely the Quenya word would have the same meaning as in Noldorin/Sindarin, and thus I prefer ᴺQ. tassa “trouble” as the cognate.

Reference ✧ PE17/115 ✧ mōle


Phonetic Developments

?√MBOL > mōle [mbōle] > [mōle] ✧ PE17/115