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Q. melehta adj. “mighty” (Category: Strong, Mighty, Powerful)

Q. melehta, adj. “mighty” (Category: Strong, Mighty, Powerful)

An adjective for “mighty” derived from the root √MBELEK in a page of notes having to do with “large & small” words, probably from the late 1960s (PE17/115), apparently from the primitive form *✶mbelektā (with [kt] > [ht]). A variant form meletya appears with the 2nd-plural possessive suffix -lda¹ as Meletyalda “your mighty” in the Quendi and Eldar essay of 1959-60 (WJ/369), likely from the primitive form *✶mbelekya (with [kj] > [tj]). This variant form has a more typical primitive adjective suffix ✶-ya, but is inconsistent with the attested Sindarin cognate S. belaith, so I’d stick with melehta for purposes of Neo-Quenya.

References ✧ PE17/115; WJ/369




Meletyalda 2nd-pl-poss “your mighty” ✧ WJ/369

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Phonetic Developments

mbelek > melehta [mbelekta] > [melekta] > [melexta] ✧ PE17/115