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S. lhoew n. “poison(ous substance)” (Category: Poison)

S. lhoew, n. “poison(ous substance)” (Category: Poison)

A word appearing in Quenya Notes (QN) from 1957 derived from √SLOY, the equivalent of Q. hloima “(a) poison(ous substance)” (PE17/185).

Conceptual Development: In The Etymologies of the 1930s Tolkien had N. saew “poison” derived from primitive ᴹ✶sagmā under the root ᴹ√SAG (Ety/SAG). The word saęw “poison” also appeared in The Feanorian Alphabet from the 1930s with the same gloss and basic derivation (PE22/32).

Neo-Sindarin: For purposes of Neo-Sindarin, I would stick to the 1957 word lhoew, used for a specific poison or poisonous substance, as opposed to lhoer for poison in the abstract or poisonousness.

Reference ✧ PE17/185 ✧ “(a) poison(ous substance)”



Phonetic Developments

SLOY > lhoew [slǭjmā] > [slǭima] > [l̥ǭima] > [l̥oima] > [l̥oim] > [l̥oem] > [l̥oev] > [l̥oew] ✧ PE17/185

N. saew n. “poison” (Category: Poison)

See S. lhoew for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/SAG; PE22/32





Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶sagmā > saew [sagmā] > [sagma] > [saŋma] > [saima] > [saim] > [saem] > [saev] > [saew] ✧ Ety/SAG
ON. sagma > saʒmh > sae̯mh > saęw [sagmā] > [sagma] > [saŋma] > [saima] > [saim] > [saem] > [saev] > [saew] ✧ PE22/32