ᴱQ. rána númetar “the moon went down in the West”

⚠️ᴱQ. rána númetar “the moon went down in the West”

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The fourteenth phrase of the first version of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/221). Its first word is Rána “moon” followed by the present 3rd-singular masculine form of númeta- “to go down”.

Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:

rána númeta-r = “*moon goes-down-he”

Conceptual Development: This phrase appeared in the fourth draft of this poem, with Tolkien considering the forms númetorana >> númetáro for the verb before settling on númetar (OM1d: PE16/62). The phrase remained the same thereafter.

References ✧ MC/221; PE16/62, 72, 74




Rána “Moon” ✧ MC/221; PE16/62; PE16/72 (raana); PE16/74
númeta- “to get low (of the Sun), go down in the west” present 3rd-sg-neut ✧ MC/221 (númetar); PE16/62 (númetar); PE16/72 (nuumetaar); PE16/74 (númetar)

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