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ᴱQ. karneambar n. and adj. “robin, (lit.) red-breast” (Category: Bird (other))

⚠️ᴱQ. carnëambar, n. and adj. “robin, (lit.) red-breast” (Category: Bird (other))
ᴺQ. ^carniambos “robin, (lit.) red-breast”

A word appearing as ᴱQ. karneambar “robin” in both the Qenya Lexicon and Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa of the 1910s, a combination of ᴱQ. karne “red” and ᴱQ. ambar “breast” (QL/48; PME/49). Somewhat oddly, Tolkien specified this word was both “adj. or noun”, but then hinted at a specifically adjectival form ᴱQ. [karneambar]a by adding —a on the line below it.

Neo-Quenya: I would adapt this word as ᴺQ. carniambos “robin, (lit.) red-breast” for purposes of Neo-Quenya, combining Q. carnë (carni-) “red” with ᴺQ. ambos “breast”.

References ✧ PME/49; QL/48



karne “red” ✧ QL/48
ambar² “breast, bosom” ✧ QL/48 (#ambar)

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