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The NeoQuenya and NeoSindarin Wiktionary


maedol


adjective


  1. welcome

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Etymology


Formed with the prefix mae- (PE17:163) which is not explicitly translated, although the root meaning of MAY- is given as 'excellent, admirable' (PE17:163). Compare also the adverb S. mae 'well' (PE17:162) and the Quenya cognate †maie, prefix mai- (although these are said to possibly derive from MAG-/MAƷ- 'handle, manage, control, wield').
The second part is the lenited blank verb stem tol 'come' as in rhudol 'unwelcome' (PE17:170).
Although one could also form *al(a)dol based on Q. alatúl(i)e, alatulya 'welcome' and the cited S. al- (PE17:172), this conflicts with the negative prefix al-, as in S. alfirin 'immortal', Q. alasaila 'unwise'. Presumably the two conceptions should not overlap, otherwise it is difficult to see how words like Q. alacarna can mean both 'well-done' and 'un-done'.

Attested Analogues


S. rhudol 'unwelcome, coming (adjective or substantive) with evil omen or intent' (PE17:170)

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Example


'Maedol a mae govannen', ebent i nogoth. 'Glóin, ferui am muiad.'
'Welcome and well met', said the dwarf. 'Glóin at your service.'

Creator


Roman Rausch