Q. Yestarë pn. “first day of the year”

Q. Yestarë, pn. “first day of the year”

The first day of the year in the calendar of Imladris, the Númenórean calendar and the Steward’s Reckoning (LotR/1108-9), a compound of yesta “beginning” and “day”.

Conceptual Development: In the Etymologies from the 1930s, the first day of the year was ᴹQ. Minyen (Ety/YEN), a combination of the root ᴹ√MIN, which had derivatives like ᴹQ. minya “first”, and ᴹQ. yén “year”. In drafts of the Lord of the Rings appendices from the 1940s, the first day of the year was initially given as ᴹQ. Vinyarië “Newyear’s Day” (PM/127), where its first element was ᴹQ. vinya¹ “young, new”. Later in the drafts it was given as ᴹQ. Entare “Year’s beginning” (PM/134).

References ✧ LotR/1108-1109; PE17/120; UT/327; UTI/yestarë

Glosses

Elements

yesta “beginning” ✧ PE17/120
“day (period from sunset to sunset)” ✧ PE17/119 ()

ᴹQ. Entare pn. “Year’s beginning”

See Q. Yestarë for discussion.

Reference ✧ PM/134 ✧ Entarë “Year’s beginning”


ᴹQ. Vinyarie pn. “Newyear’s Day”

See Q. Yestarë for discussion.

Reference ✧ PM/127 ✧ Vinyarië “Newyear’s Day”

Elements

vinya¹ “young, new”
?

ᴹQ. Minyen pn. “first day [of year]”

See Q. Yestarë for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/YEN; EtyAC/YEN

Glosses

Changes

Elements

ᴹ√MIN “stand alone, stick out” ✧ Ety/YEN (MINI)
yén “year” ✧ Ety/YEN