ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^sincë (sinci-) n. “mineral [as in any solid inorganic substance], ⚠️gem, metal” (Category: Rock, Stone)
A noun given as ᴱQ. sink (sinq-) “mineral, metal, gem” in the Qenya Lexicon, a derivative of the root ᴱ√SINI “pale blue” (QL/83), transferred from the root ᴱ√SṆTYṆ “twinkle” where the word was only glossed “gem” (QL/85). The word sink (sinq-) “mineral, gem” also appeared in the contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/83).
Neo-Quenya: I think this word may be adapted to Neo-Quenya as ᴺQ. sincë (sinci-) based on the primitive form ✶sinki seen in ✶sinkitamo > Q. sintamo “smith” (PE17/108). I think this word refers to minerals in general (any solid inorganic substance), as opposed to words for more specific categories of substances like Q. ondo “stone”, Q. tinco “metal”, or Q. mírë “gem”.
References ✧ PME/83; QL/83, 85
|sinq-||stem||✧ PME/83; QL/83|
|ᴱ√SINI > sink||[siŋkʷ] > [siŋk]||✧ QL/83|