dera : doe
The Illunse word for doe (female deer) is dera. Dera is a last name. Dera is a uncommon first name that can be masculine or feminine. Dera is a woredas, comparable to a district, in Ethiopia. In India a Dera (or Dehra) is a camp or a settlement, especially a religious establishment. Dera is the name, or part of the name, of places in Pakistan.
This word is a mixture of the Old English word for doe which is dá (doe, female deer), and the Latin word for doe which is cerva (doe, hind; deer).
Doe is a female deer. Doe is also the term for the females of other animals, such as gerbils, hamsters, mice, rabbits and squirrels.
Doe is not defined in Tolkien's languages of Quenya or Sindarin.
My previous Illunse word for doe was deca. I decided to change this word to be similar to my word for deer, derv.
derae : does
The Illunse word for does (more than one doe, nominative plural) is derae. Derae (or DeRae) is a rare first name that can be masculine or feminine. Derae (or DeRae) is a rare last name. (Note, in Illunse ae is pronounced like a in cat).
Does in Latin is cervae. Does in Old English is dán.