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Q. tinwë n. “spark, [apparent] star” (Category: Star)

Q. tinwë, n. “spark, [apparent] star” (Category: Star)

A word that technically means “spark”, but was often applied to stars as well (PE17/66, RGEO/61), derived from the root √TIN “spark(le)” (MR/388; PE17/22).

Conceptual Development: ᴱQ. tinwe was used for “star” all the way back in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, where it was also derived from the root ᴱ√TINI “twinkle” (QL/92). In The Etymologies of the 1930s it appeared as ᴹQ. tinwe “spark (star)” with the primitive form ᴹ✶tinmē under the root ᴹ√TIN “sparkle, emit slender (silver pale) beams” (Ety/TIN); the gloss was corrected from “sparkle (star)” to “spark (star)” by Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynne in their Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies (EtyAC/TIN). The word and its derivation appeared numerous times in Tolkien’s later writings, making it exceptionally stable in his mind.

References ✧ MR/388, 471; PE17/22, 66; RGEO/61; SA/tin; VT42/11

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tinwi plural “sparks” ✧ MR/388
tinwi plural   ✧ MR/471
tinwi plural “apparent stars, sparks” ✧ PE17/22

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tin > tinwë [tinwe] ✧ MR/388
TIN > tinwe [tinwe] ✧ PE17/22
TIN > tinwe [tinwe] ✧ PE17/66
tin- > tinwë [tinwe] ✧ RGEO/61
tin- > tinwë [tinwe] ✧ SA/tin

ᴹQ. tinwe n. “spark (star)” (Category: Star)

References ✧ Ety/TĀ, TIN; EtyAC/TIN; LR/200

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*Tinweron genitive plural “of Stars” ✧ Ety/TĀ

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ᴹ✶tinmē > tinwe [tinmē] > [tinwē] > [tinwe] ✧ Ety/TIN

ᴱQ. tinwe n. “star” (Category: Star)

References ✧ LT1A/Tinwë Linto; MC/213-214, 220; PE16/56-57, 60, 62, 72, 74, 77, 142; PME/92; QL/52, 92

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tinwelinte allative plural   ✧ PE16/60
tinwi plural “stars” ✧ MC/214
tinvelindon similative plural   ✧ PE16/72
tinwelindon similative plural “like stars” ✧ MC/213; MC/220; PE16/62
tinwelindon similative plural   ✧ PE16/74; PE16/77
tinwe- stem   ✧ QL/92

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ᴱ√TINI > tinwe [tinwē] > [tinwe] ✧ QL/92