Saturday, April 19, 2014

Elm, in my words + elms

ulm : elm

The Illunse word for elm is ulm. Ulm is an uncommon last name. Ulm means elm in Romanian. Ulm is the name of a city in Germany. Ulm is the name of places in Montana, Arkansas and Romania. New Ulm is a place in Minnesota.

This word is a mixture of the Old English words for elm, elm (elm, elm tree) (same as Modern English), and the Latin word for elm, ulmus.

This is a new word. There was not much to mix here.

ulmas : elms

The Illunse word for elms (nominative plural) is ulmas. Ulmas is a rare last name. Ulmas is a rare masculine first name.

Elms in Latin is ulmi. Elms in Old English is elmas.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Willow, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya words for willow are tasar, tasarë (willow-tree).

The Sindarin word for willow is tathar (willow-tree).

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Willow, in my words + willows

wilics : willow

The Illunse word for willow is wilics. Wilics is a very rare last name.

This word is a mixture of the Old English words for willow, welig (a willow) and wíðig (a withy, willow; used in compound words such as willow-bark), and the Latin word for willow, salix (willow, a willow branch) (which I transliterate to salics).

This is a new word. If I decide to use the letter X in Illunse, this word would be wilix.

wilicsas : willows

The Illunse word for willows (nominative plural) is wilicsas.

Willows in Latin is salices. Willows in Old English is weligas and wíðigas.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Ash tree, in my words + ash trees

frasc : ash tree

The Illunse word for ash tree is frasc. Frasc is a rare last name. FRASC is an acronym for several groups.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for ash tree, æsc, and the Latin word for ash tree, fraxinus. In Old English æsc is also the traditional name for the ae ligature (æ).

This is a new word.

frascan : ash trees

The Illunse word for ash trees (nominative plural) is frascan. Frascan is a very rare last name. Similar Frasca is an unusual last name.

Ash trees in Latin is fraxini. Ash trees in Old English is æscas.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Maple, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

I didn't find a Quenya word for maple.

The Sindarin word for maple is toss (bush, low-growing tree (as maple, hawthorn, blackthorn, holly, etc.)).

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Maple, in my words + maples

maper : maple

The Illunse word for maple is maper. Maper is a unusual last name. Maper is the name of a place in Sudan.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for maple, mapulder, and the Latin word for maple, acer.

This is a new word.

maperas : maples

The Illunse word for maples (nominative plural) is maperas. Maperas is a very rare last name.

Maples in Latin is acera. Maples in Old English is mapulderas.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Oak, in my words + oaks

aerc : oak

The Illunse word for oak is aerc. Aerc is a very rare last name. AERC is an acronym for a number of organizations.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for oak, ác (oak; ship of oak), and the Latin word for oak, quercus (an oak, oak-tree, especially the Italian oak). My word will be used to mean oak, the tree. In Old English ác-beám and ác-treó mean an oak-tree.

I've changed this word. My previous word for oak was erc. I changed this to start with the letter A because the Old English word ác also is the name of the rune for A, and the letter A.

Here's a link to my earlier post for Oak, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.

aerca : oaks

The Illunse word for oaks (nominative plural) is aerca. Aerca is a very rare last name. AERCA is an acronym for a few organizations.

Oaks in Latin is quercus (same as the singular except for an accented vowel). I don't know what the word for oaks is in Old English, maybe because oaks would be called oak-trees.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Leaf, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya word for leaf is lassë.

The Sindarin word for leaf is lass.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Leaf, in my words + leaves

feol : leaf

The Illunse word for leaf is feol. Feol is a rare last name. In Old English féol means a file (carpenter's tool). In Old English feól is a form of the verb feallan which means to fall, fall down. FEOL is an acronym for Front End Of Line (semiconductor manufacturing).

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for leaf, léaf (leaf, shoot; (plural) foliage; sheet of paper), and the Latin word for leaf, folium (a leaf; a petal; a sheet or leaf of paper).

This is a new word.

feola : leaves

The Illunse word for leaves (nominative plural) is feola. Feola is a unusual last name that can be Italian. Feola is a rare to unusual generally feminine first name.

Leaves in Latin is folia. Leaves in Old English is léaf (same as the singular).

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Bean, in my words + beans

beab : bean

The Illunse word for bean is beab. Beab is a rare last name. Beab is a rare first name. BEAB is an acronym for British Electrotechnical Approvals Board.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for bean, béan (bean, pea, legume), and the Latin word for bean, faba (a bean, fava bean or broad bean).

This is a new word.

beaba : beans

The Illunse word for beans (nominative plural) is beaba. Beaba is a rare last name. Beaba is a rare first name. Beaba is the French manufacturer of the Babycook Baby Food Maker. Beaba is the name of a place in the Congo.

Beans in Latin is fabae. Beans in Old English is béana.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Chain, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

In Quenya, Angainor was the name of the chain with which Melkor (who was later known as Morgoth) was bound.

The Sindarin word for chain is angwedh (chain, iron bond).

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Chain, in my words + chains

canete : chain

The Illunse word for chain is canete. Canete and Cañete are unusual last names. Similar Cañete is the name of a town in Spain, a city in Chile, and a province in Peru.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for chain, racente (chain, fetter), and the Latin word for chain, catena.

This is a new word.

canetan : chains

The Illunse word for chains (nominative plural) is canetan. Canetan is a very rare last name.

Chains in Latin is catenae. Chains in Old English is racentan.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Net, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya words for net are natsë (web, net), raima (net) and rembë (mesh, hunter's or fisher's net).

The Sindarin words for net are gwî (net, web), raef (net), and rem (mesh, net (especially for catching, hunter's or fisher's net)).

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Net, in my words + nets

nert : net

The Illunse word for net is nert. Nert and De Nert are rare last names. Nert is a rare masculine first name. In Old Irish nert means power, strength.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for net, nett (a net (for fowling, fishing, or hunting)), and the Latin word for net, rete (net, snare).

This is a new word.

nerta : nets

The Illunse word for nets (nominative plural) is nerta. Nerta is a rare feminine first name. Nerta is a rare last name. In Faroese nerta means to touch.

Nets in Latin is retia. Nets in Old English is nett (same as the singular).

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Rope, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

I couldn't find a Quenya word for rope.

In Sindarin raph means rope, strap.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Rope, in my words + ropes

fusa : rope

The Illunse word for rope is fusa. Fusa is an unusual last name. Fusa means purr in Italian. Fusa is the name of places in Norway, Japan, Colombia (aka Fusagasugá), Nigeria and Serbia.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for rope, sál (a rope, cord, line, bond), and the Latin word for rope, funis (rope; line, cord, sheet, cable). Another Latin word for rope is rudens. Another Old English word for rope is ráp.

This is a new word.

fusae : ropes

The Illunse word for ropes (nominative plural) is fusae. Fusae is an unsual feminine Japanese first name. Fusae is a rare last name.

Ropes in Latin is funes. Ropes in Old English is sála.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

String, in my words + strings

lieng : string

The Illunse word for string is lieng. Lieng is an unusual last name. Lieng is an unusual first name that is often masculine. Lieng is the name of a place in Norway. Phi Lieng is the name of a place in Vietnam.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for string, streng (a string, cord, rope), and the Latin word for string, linea (string, line (plumb/fishing), a linen thread).

This is a new word.

liengas : strings

The Illunse word for strings (nominative plural) is liengas. Liengas is a very rare last name.

Strings in Latin is lineae. Strings in Old English is strengas.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Thread, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya word lia means fine thread, spider filament.

The Sindarin word lain means thread, and hithlain means mist-thread (a substance used by the Elves of Lothlórien to make strong ropes).

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Thread, in my words + threads

thil : thread

The Illunse word for thread is thil. Thil is an unusual last name. Thil is a rare fisrt name. Thil is the name or part of the name of a handful of places in France. Thil is the name of places in India and Pakistan.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for thread, þrǽd (which I transliterate to thraed), and the Latin word for thread, filum (thread, string, filament, fiber).

This is a new word.

thilas : threads

The Illunse word for threads (nominative plural) is thilas. Thilas is a very rare last name. Thilas was an ancient title of nobility used in kingdoms in what is modern-day Senegal.

Threads in Latin is fila. Threads in Old English is þrǽdas (which I transliterate to thraedas).

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Button, in my words + buttons

cnob : button

The Illunse word for button is cnob. Cnob is a very rare last name. CNOB is the NASDAQ stock symbol for ConnectOne Bancorp Inc.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for button, cnæpp (top, summit, fibula, button) (which I transliterate to cnaepp), and the Neo-Latin word for button, boto.

This is a new word.

cnobas : buttons

The Illunse word for buttons (nominative plural) is cnobas. Similar Caobas is the name of places in Cuba and Mexico.

Buttons in Latin is botonis. Buttons in Old English is cnæppas.