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vilverin

vilverin "butterfly",

[edit] Etymology

Derived from a stem WIL "fly, float in air"[1]

According to the examples found in the essay Quendi and Eldar Helge Fauskanger observes that Quenya w becomes u in Telerin, instead of v and vilverin should actually read *vilvarin

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[edit] References

  1. Etymologies p.398