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limig


noun


limig

  1. drop

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Etymology


This is Early Noldorin limig 'drop of water' (PE13:124) imported into Sindarin. In Early Noldorin, it is formed from lim 'water' (PE13:123) with the singulative ending -ig.
While 'water' becomes nen at later stages, in the Etymologies we still have the root LINKWI- with N. lhimp 'wet', lhimmid- 'moisten'. (As a side effect this means that limig now could be a drop of any liquid.)
The singulative -ig also remained, cf. N. lhaw 'ears of one person', lhewig 'ear' (LAS-), S. gwanûn 'pair of twins', gwanunig 'one of such pair' (WJ:367). Admittedly, these words are formed from duals instead of mass nouns, but S. loth 'inflorescence', lotheg 'single flower' (VT42:18) shows the similar suffix -eg applied to a mass noun.

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EN limig 'drop of water' (PE13:124)

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