In the High-Elven tongue, the eighth month of the year was named Úrimë (Urui being its Sindarin equivalent). Now, the root úr— comes from the Quenya word úrë, meaning ‘heat’. From this, we can conclude that Úrimë was the month of hot weather.
July—another month gone by, and with that comes a new Elvish Lesson. So in the High-elven tongue, the seventh month of the year was named Cermië (Cerveth being its Sindarin equivalent). As to the meaning of that name, there are actually surprisingly few references. However, in my research I did discover that one of the meanings of the Quenya root ‘cerm’ is ‘to give’. By this, I’m assuming that Cermië was the month of harvest or plenty (though don’t take my word for it).
As for the above picture, July always reminds me of Lothlórien somehow.
Speaking of May, did you know that the fifth month of the year was named Lótessë in the High-elven tongue? Lothron was its Sindarin equivalent. Both were derived from the Elvish root loth, meaning ‘flower’, in reference to the blossoming typically associated with this time of year.
From now on, I will be posting ‘Elvish Lessons’ on a weekly basis.
If you have any particular Elvish words or names in mind that you want me to research, I will be happy to take them into account.
As you may have noticed, the words included in my ‘Elvish Lessons’ so far have only included those of the Sindarin language. Please let me know if you’re interested in learning more about Quenya as well, and I will look into it (although the resources may be more limited in comparison to Sindarin).
I would like to say that ‘Elvish Lessons’ has really taken off since I first started it and I’m glad so many of you are enjoying them.
My horseback riding instructor is starting to get suspicious about my reasons for joining the class. I probably shouldn’t have asked if my horse was capable of responding to commands in Quenya or outrunning Ringwraiths.