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VinQuettaParma

The NeoQuenya and NeoSindarin Wiktionary


bainas


noun


beauty, beautifulness

Prestanneth


Plural: bainais

With singular and plural “the”, showing Soft and Nasal mutations:
i vainas “the beauty”
i mainais “the beauties”

Pronunciation (IPA)


/ˈbaj.nas/

Tags

Etymology


bain “beautiful” (Ety351; Ety359; PE17:165) and -as abstract nominalizer, isolated from words such as bellas “strength” (Ety352) and maenas “craft” (Ety371)

Attested Analogues


bellas “strength” (Ety352)

maenas “craft” (Ety371)

hannas “understanding, intelligence” (Ety363)

Alternatives


The correspondent of Q vanessë could instead be baneth, crafted after venessë and gweneth (Ety398). David Salo used beinas for the LotR films.

If we consider an older version of the term, then benias is a possibility too, making its history as follows: banyasse>banias>benias

Example


Ú-velin i vainas lîn. Le melin.
I don't love your beauty. I love you.

Creator


Fiona Jallings, a.k.a. 'dreamingfifi' Merin Essi ar Quenteli! - Wordlists - Reconstructed Sindarin