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ᴺQ. !aranisquë n. “frankincense” (Category: Smoke)

ᴺQ. !aranisquë, n. “frankincense” [created by Paul Strack] (Category: Smoke)

A neologism coined by Paul Strack in 2022 specifically for Eldamo, a combination of ar(a)- “noble, high” and nisquë “incense”, mirroring the etymology of frankincense itself (“frank” is Old French for “noble, true”). Helge Fauskanger instead used ᴺQ. ninquima in his Neo-Quenya New Testament (NQNT), but that seems to be ninquë “white” + ma¹ (unprocessed frankincense is white), which I find unsatisfying etymologically.


Q. ar(a)- “noble, high”
!nisquë “incense, *(lit.) sweet smoke”

ᴺQ. !ninquima n. “frankincense” (Category: Smoke)

See ᴺQ. !aranisquë for discussion.


Q. ninquë “white; pallid, chill, cold”
Q. ma¹ “something, a thing, anything”