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SMAL, is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "yellow".[1]

[edit] Derivatives[1]

  • Primitive Quendian: asmalē, asmalindē ("yellow bird, 'yellow hammer'")[note 1]
    • Quenya: ammale, ambale ("yellow bird, 'yellow hammer'")
    • Old Noldorin: ammale, ammalinde ("yellow bird, 'yellow hammer'")
      • Noldorin: e(m)melin, emlin ("yellow bird, 'yellow hammer'")

[edit] See also


  1. The "ē" in asmalindē also carries the diacritical mark breve, as in "ĕ". Cf. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 14


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 386-7 (root appearing as "SMAL-")