Sunday, May 06, 2012
Rain, in my words + rains
The Illunse word for rain is revia. Revia is an unusual last name. Revia can be a variation of the feminine first name Reva. Revia is a brand-name prescription drug. In Sindarin revia- is a (possibly obsolete) verb meaning to fly, sail; to wander. Revia is the name of a town in Mozambique.
This word is a mixture of the Latin word for rain which is pluvia (rain, shower), and the Old English word for rain which is regn.
This is the current word for rain.
Here's a link to Rain, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.
revian : rains
The Illunse word for rains (nominative plural) is revian. Revian is a rare last name. Revian is a rare first name.
Rains in Latin is pluviae. Rains in Old English is regnas.
I didn't have a word for rains, the plural, before.