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Q. lumbo n. “cloud; gloom, dark, shade” (Category: Cloud, Mirk)

Q. lumbo, n. “cloud, [ᴱQ.] dark lowering cloud; [Q.] gloom, dark, shade” (Category: Cloud, Mirk)
ᴹQ. ungo “cloud, dark shadow”
ᴱQ. yara “a gloom, blight, lowering darkness”

A word for “cloud” appearing in the plural form lumbor “clouds” in the Markirya poem of the 1960s. An identical form ᴱQ. lumbo appeared five decades earlier in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with the gloss “dark lowering cloud” as a derivative of the early root ᴱ√LUVU (QL/57). The context of the 1960s Markirya poem was that of a gathering storm, so it seems likely lumbor also referred to dark or stormy clouds. As further support of this, in other late notes lumbo was glossed “gloom” (PE17/72) or “dark, shade” (PE17/168) as a derivative of √LUM or √LUB “shadow, darkness”.

Neo-Quenya: For purposes of Neo-Quenya, I would assume lumbo mainly means “dark cloud”, along with the general darkness and gloom of bad weather.

References ✧ MC/222; PE17/72, 168




lumbor plural “clouds” ✧ MC/222

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Phonetic Developments

LUM > lumbo [lumbo] ✧ PE17/168

ᴱQ. lumbo n. “dark lowering cloud” (Category: Cloud, Mirk)

See Q. lumbo for discussion.

References ✧ LT1A/Luvier; QL/57




Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√LUVU > lumbo [lumβō] > [lumβo] > [lumbo] ✧ QL/57