6.999 Adornment (other)
- ᴱQ. enyarin n. “device, escutcheon, blazon”
A word appearing as ᴱQ. enyarin “device, escutcheon [an emblem or shield bearing a coat of arms]” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, an elaboration of ᴱQ. enya “device, machine, engine” under the early root ᴱ√ENE¹ (QL/35). The word enyarin was glossed “blazon” in the contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/35). As such it seems this word applied to shields, emblems and flags bearing a coat of arms or other symbol representing a person or organization.
- ᴹQ. fas (fass-) n. “fringe, [ᴱQ.] tassel; ⚠️[ᴹQ.] border”
A word appearing as fas (fass-) in the Declension of Nouns (DN) from the early 1930s glossed “fringe, border” (PE21/19) and “fringe” (PE21/26). ᴱQ. fas “tassel” also appeared in Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, but there its stem form was fats- (QL/37), and in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon its form was fatse (GL/34). Based on its Gnomish cognate fath (GL/34), its 1910s root was probably something like *ᴱ√FAÞA.
Neo-Quenya: I would use this word as “fringe, tassel”, but only as “border” in the sense of a tasseled border for cloth, for which I would probably use the more elaborate form ᴺQ. fassalë instead. I would also assume a derivation from the 1930s root ᴹ√PHAS having to do with shaggy or tangled hair (Ety/PHAS).
- ᴱQ. fatsale n. “(tasseled) fringe”
Neo-Quenya: A later iteration of ᴹQ. fas “fringe, border” from the early 1930s had a stem form fass- (PE21/19), so I would adapt this word as ᴺQ. fassalë “(tasseled) fringe” for purposes of Neo-Quenya.
- ᴱQ. fatsevoite adj. “tasseled”
Neo-Quenya: A later iteration of ᴹQ. fas “fringe, border” had a stem form fass- (PE21/19), and the adjective suffix was generally -itë in Tolkien’s later writing. I would therefore adapt this word as ᴺQ. fassitë “tasseled” for purposes of Neo-Quenya.
- ᴱQ. pimpilin n. “tassel, hanging tail”
A word appearing as ᴱQ. pimpilin (pimpilind-) “hanging tail, tassel” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, an elaboration of ᴱQ. pint (pimp-) “tail” (QL/74). The meaning of the second element is unclear. Its form resembles ᴱQ. lin(d-) “musical voice, tune” (QL/54) but that meaning doesn’t fit. The second element might instead be a variant of ᴱQ. lint (linty-) “fluff, down, soft stuff” (QL/54).
- G. fass n. “tassle”
Neo-Sindarin: I’d use the form ᴺS. fass “tassel” for purposes of Neo-Sindarin for better compatibility with the later Quenya form [ᴹQ.] fas (fass-) “fringe”, and I would further assume it was derived from the 1930s root ᴹ√PHAS having to do with shaggy or tangled hair (Ety/PHAS).
- G. fathli n. “tasselled fringe”
Neo-Sindarin: I’d adapt this word as ᴺS. fathol “(tasselled) fringe” for purposes of Neo-Sindarin based on ᴺS. fass “tassel” from primitive *phasḷ, where the th arose from ancient sl becoming thl, after which the ḷ syllabified to ol.
- G. fathrin adj. “tasselled”
A word appearing as G. fathrin “tasselled” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, an adjectival form of G. fath/fass “tassel” (GL/34). There was a similar adjective G. fathwed “tasselled” written above it.