Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tempest, in my words + tempests

ymest : tempest

The Illunse word for tempest (violent storm) is ymest. In Old English ymest can translate to upmost, highest but the word is more commonly yfemest.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for tempest tempestas (storm, tempest; weather, especially bad weather; time, season), and the Old English word for tempest ýst (storm, tempest, hurricane, whirlwind, rough water, surge).

This is the current word for tempest.

I couldn't find a Quenya or Sindarin word exactly for tempest, although there are words for storms. Here's a link to Storm, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.

ymesta : ymesta

The Illunse word for tempests (nominative plural) is ymesta. Ymesta is a rare last name.

Tempests in Latin is tempestates. Tempests in Old English is ýste.

The plural, tempests, is new. This word ends my series of weather related nouns. I still have some weather related adjectives to do later.

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