Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lip, in my words + lips

laber : lip

The Illunse word for lip is laber. Laber is an uncommon last name. Laber is a usually masculine rare first name. The Schwarze Laber is a river in Bavaria, Germany. Laber is the name of places in France and Germany.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for lip, weler, and the Latin word for lip, labium. Another Old English word for lip is lippa.

labera : lips

The Illunse word for lips (nominative plural) is labera. Labera is a rare last name. Labera is a usually feminine very rare first name. Labera is the name of place in South Africa.

Lips in Latin is labia. Lips in Old English is weleras (or lippan).

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Buckle, in my words + buckles

fibleng : buckle

The Illunse word for buckle is fibleng. Similar Fabling is an unusual last name.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word oferfeng (fibula, buckle, clasp), and the Latin word for buckle, fibula (clasp, buckle, brooch). There are other Old English words that could be used for buckle.

Shown is a cropped image of a buckle from Daegrad Tools.

fiblenga : buckles

The Illunse word for buckles (nominative plural) is fiblenga.

Buckles in Latin is fībulae. Buckles in Old English is oferfengas.

Friday, March 20, 2015

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

The Quenya word for belt is quilta (girdle, belt).

I didn't find a Sindarin word for belt.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Belt, in my words + belts

fengel : belt

The Illunse word for belt is fengel. Fengel is an unusual to uncommon last name. In Tolkien's Middle-earth, Fengel was a king of Rohan. In Old English fengel means prince, and similar feng means a grasp.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for belt, fetel, and the Latin word for belt, cingulum (belt, a girdle which encircles the hips). Another Old English word for belt is belt (belt, girdle). Another Latin word for belt is balteus (belt; shoulder-band / baldric).

fengelas : belts

The Illunse word for belts (nominative plural) is fengelas. Similar Fengalas is a World of Warcraft gaming character name.

Belts Latin is cingula. Belts in Old English is fetelas.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

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

I couldn't find a Quenya word for coin or money.

There are two Sindarin words for coin: mirian (piece of money, coin used in Gondor) and canath ('quarter', silver coin used in Gondor, the fourth part of a mirian).

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Coin, in my words + coins

nomyn : coin

The Illunse word for coin is nomyn. The word nomyn appears in Middle English texts and may mean named. In Mongolian (transliterated) nomyn means bookish.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for coin mynet (coin, money), and the Latin word for coin nomisma (coin, piece of money; coinage).

The picture is of an Anglo-Saxon penny coin from the reign of Offa, King of Mercia, minted around 785 AD.

nomyna : coins

The Illunse word for coins (nominative plural) is nomyna.

Coins Latin is nomismata. Coins in Old English is mynet (same as the singular).