Ilk. mîd n. “moisture” (Category: Wet, Damp)
A Doriathrin noun for “moisture” derived from primitive ᴹ✶mizdē (Ety/MIZD). The [i] lengthened due to the vocalization of [z] before voiced stops, as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/míd). According to Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynne, this form was originally unglossed and may have been initially intended to mean “fine rain” like its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. miste (EtyAC/MIZD, VTE/45).
References ✧ Ety/MIZD; EtyAC/MIZD; VTE/45
|ᴹ✶mizdē > mīd||[mizdē] > [mizde] > [mīde] > [mīd]||✧ Ety/MIZD|