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= A Matoran Dictionary: Volume I I, M - Z =

Posted by Tolkien , in Language and Etymology, Matoran Language Apr 22 2011 · 635 views

Language and Etymology

A Dictionary and Etymology of the Matoran Language

=l Volume II l=

Compiled by Ihu, Scholar of Metru Nui, k. 79908. This volume continues with entries M through Z.

-M-

mahri, n. ocean
m(a)i, adv. up, above, over [From the stem *maeh "up, above, over"]
maima, v. to rise (base-stem) [From the stem *maeh "up above, over" with addition of the general verbal suffix -ma]
maita¹, n. brain [From the ancient stem maet "mind, thought" with addition of the nounal suffix -ta, denoting a thing or concept that embodies the stem meaning, and with development of the ancient diphthong ae > ai]
maita², adj. mental, of the mind [Originally maihta, the word eventually merged in form with the earlier maita¹ (see entry). It derives from the ancient stem maet "mind, thought" with addition of the adjectival suffix -ha, and with development of the ancient diphthong ae > ai]
mai(h)te, adj. intelligent, mindful, reasoned [From the ancient stem maet "mind, thought" with addition of the adjectival suffix -he "having" and with development of the ancient diphthong ae > ai]
Makuta, n. cmpnd. Master of Knowledge [From elements ma- "master, user of" and kuta "knowledge"]
manas, n. monster, fearful thing
Mana-ko, n. cmpnd silent monster [From older Manasko]
manta, v. to create (base-stem) [From the element man (see entry mat) and the general verbal suffix -ta]
mareno, n. (the) West [Apparently derived from an older stem mairee- (which eventually produces our modern term mirehe "arm"), in conjunction with the ancient elemental stem (o)noi, referencing the element of Protodermis.The term follows a trend in the derivation of "location-words" in which the words for the cardinal points originate from terms for parts of the body. See related entries metiono "north", merhono "east", and wareno "south" for further discussion]
mat (ma-), n. user, master, creator [etymology uncertain; it is believed that mat first originated as *maa but this is not definitively attested; also appears as man]
Mata, n. lit. Master of All [Used only in reference to the Great Spirit; mata is formed of the element mat "master, user" and the ancient intensive suffix -a]
matatu, n.cmpnd. master/user of the mind [From the elements mat "master, user" and atu "mind, will"]
mator(o), n. cmpnd. word master, a master of words [From the two elements ma(t) "master (of)" and oro "word(s)"]
Matoran, n. lit. word-master-beings, generalized as "speakers", "those who speak" [From the older matoroan, it is formed from the element mator(o) "word master" and the suffix -an "being, individual"]
matya, v. to master, use (ya-stem) [From the element mat "master, user" and the verbal suffix -ya]
mau(h)te, adj. changed, altered [From the ancient stem maut "change, difference" with addition of the adjectival suffix -he "having"]
mautur, n. ruin, distortion [From the ancient stem maut "change, difference" with addition of the negative suffix -uur, denoting an opposite meaning; the term originally meant "idleness" or "stagnation", but later took on the meaning of a similar word mutak "ruin, distortion", eventually supplanting the term and losing the historical meaning]
mautye, n. change, modification; mutation [From the ancient stem maut "change, difference" with addition of the nounal suffix -hye, denoting a generally universal concept; also found as the more modern muhtye, with development of diphthong au > u]
merhono, n. (the) East [Apparently derived from an older stem mairee- (which eventually produces our modern term mirehe "arm"), in conjunction with the ancient elemental stem (o)noi, referencing the element of Protodermis. This origin is identical with the related term mareno "west", differing only in the combination of the two elements (merhono showing the gradual prevalence of the onoi element, whereas mareno shows the opposite). The term again demonstrates the usual convention by which the names of the cardinal points all originate from terms for parts of the body. See related entries metiono "north", mareno "west", and wareno "south" for further discussion]
metii, n. head [From the ancient stem maet "mind, thought" with addition of the nounal suffix -hii "thing, place" and with development of the ancient diphthong ae > e]
metineye, n. cmpnd canopy; lit. "tree-head" [Composed of the noun metii "head" and a contracted form of ihneye "tree"]
metirui, n. neck; lit. "head joint" [Composed of the elements metii "head" and -rui "joint" (see entry)]
met(i)ono, n. (the) North [Apparently derived from an older form of the stem met-, at the time meaning "mind" or "head", in conjunction with the ancient elemental stem (o)noi, referencing the element of Protodermis. There is still debate over the exact motivation for the derivation of this term, although some have proposed that it is related to the location of the city of Metru Nui in the north of the world, the term metru sharing the same or similar etymology (from the ancient stem maet "mind, thought"); also see related entries mareno "west", merhono "east", and wareno "south", all of which seem to be derived from terms for parts of the body]
metru, n. city [etymology uncertain; it appears that metru originated from the ancient stem maet "mind, thought" with obscure suffix -uu (which may signify a place embodying a concept), eventually becoming -ru with loss of preceding diphthong ae. It is unclear why a term for a city originated from such a stem; however, this could be explained by the fact that maet may have developed from the older hypothetical stem *maa (see entry mat), connecting its meaning with the early construction of a city. There is no considerable consensus on this (or the preceding) interpretation.]
metye, n. mind, intellect [From the ancient stem maet "mind, thought" with addition of the nounal suffix -hye and with development of the ancient diphthong ae > e]
mirehe, n. arm [Historically composed of the adjectival element mai- "up, upper" and the word reehe "limb, appendage"]
mirehovo, n. cmpnd. wrist [A compound formed from the elements mirehe "arm" and -ovo "end, finish"]
misso, n. mist, fog [Formed from the stem miis "mysterious, unkown" with addition of the suffix -o denoting a substance or physical concept; also appears as a variant form miswe with alternate suffix -we]
missu, adj. unknown, mysterious [From the stem miis "mysterious, unkown" with addition of the adjectival suffix -u]
miswe; see entry misso
misye, n. mysteriousness, (the) Unknown [From the stem mis "mysterious, hidden, unknown" with addition of the suffix -hye, denoting a universal concept; also found as mishe in southern and eastern dialects, with common dialectal shift of sy > sh]
mo, n. field, plain, country
moa, n. lit. of the plains; plains-dweller, desert bird [Historically moha, from the elements mo "plain, country" and the adjectival suffix -ha "of the…"]
mora, n. wilderness, wild country; landscape [From the elements mo "field, plain, country" and ra "wild untamed"]
motara, n. desert; hot, barren region [Historically a triple-compound formed from the elements mo "field, country", ta "fire, hot", and ra "wild, untamed"]
mua, n. rahi cat, tiger
mudra, n. changer (one who changes things) [Historically mutra, it originates from the ancient stem maut "change, difference" with addition of the agental suffix -ra and with usual later development of diphthong au > u; complementary to the similar word munna (see entry)]
muhtye; see entry mautye
mukai, v. to ruin, distort (ai-stem) [Historically derived from the ya-stem verb mutya through analogy of the archaic stem mutak, forming the hypothetical form *mutakya (with insertion of -ak into the stem), eventually developing into the form mukaya and thence to mukai]
munna, n. changer (one who changes) [From the ancient stem maut "change, difference" with addition of the agental suffix -na and with usual later development of diphthong au > u; complementary to the similar word mudra (see entry)]
mutaku, adj. ruined, distorted, disparate [Originally derived from an archaic stem mutak "ruin, distortion" (now unused, supplanted by more recent mautur (see entry)) with addition of the general adjectival suffix -u]
mutu, adj. different, unlike [From the ancient stem maut "change, difference" with addition of the adjectival suffix -u and with usual later development of diphthong au > u]
mutya, v. to change (ya-stem) [From the ancient stem maut "change, difference" with addition of the verbal suffix -ya and with usual later development of diphthong au > u]

-N-

neh, n. plant-life element [Originally nei; also realized as the adjectival prefix ne-]
neto, n. leaf [Derived from a stem (e)net, modified form of the elemental root nei, with addition of the nounal suffix -o "physical concept"]
nekua, adv. thus, so, in that way [etymology uncertain]
nenu, n. grass [etymology uncertain]
nenu-leru, n. cmpnd acid grass [A term for the species of acid grass found in the Northern Continent and in the island of Xia, it is composed of the noun nenu "grass" and the adjective leru "acidic"]
neo, n. nature; the Green [Originally from the ancient elemental root nei "elemental plant-life" with addition of the nounal suffix -o "physical concept"; also found as ny in southern dialects (with shift of diphthong eo > y). Translation of the term as "the Green" stems from the similarity of the modern form of the word to other color-words derived from elemental stems (cf. leo "green")]
neto-kaatuhi, n. cmpnd. petal; lit. "flower-leaf" [Composed of the elements neto "leaf" and kaatuhi "flower"]
neye, n. plant [Modified from the ancient elemental root nei "elemental plant-life"]
nohi, n. (outer) face, mask [Used by mask-makers to refer to the powerless Matoran mask; nohi comes from the ancient form noihii, which, in turn, is formed from the ancient elements -hii "thing, object" and noi, the elemental word for the substance of Protodermis. Thus, nohi may, historically, be rendered as "thing of Protodermis"]
noiwe; see entry noyo
noka, n. disk [A more modern addition to the Matoran lexicon, noka is formed from the elements noe "elemental protodermis" and ka "power, ability" to have the historical meaning of "power of protodermis". (see entry kanoka for further historical notes)]
noyo, n. body [Derived from the ancient stem onoi, with the repurposing of the initial o as a suffix]
nui, adj. great, powerful
nuva, adj. new
nuyorho, n. mountain range [Originates as a conjunction of the word (o)nuyo "mountain" and the suffix/prefix rho "line, edge"]

-O/Y-

ohama, v. to come, move toward (base-stem) [Formed from the older verb kama "to move", with addition of the prefix o(h)-, denoting that the action is turned inward]
okune, n. (a) silence, pause, rest [From the element koh "elemental ice (also connoting 'silence' and 'calm')" with addition of the circumfix o-…-hi construction, denoting "an instance/object within the concept of the stem"; the development of the theoretical historical form *okoohi into the modern form okune occurs according to a process by which the -hi suffix, in the presence of a preceding "back" consonant sound (in this case k), is strengthened to -ne, while the historically long vowel oo is raised to u due to the effect of the original -hi]
onkoro, n. cliff [Derived from the word koro in combination with the elemental earth prefix onu-; also appears as a variant onkorwe with suffix -we "physical concept"]
onkoro-nui, n. cmpnd. the Great Barrier [composed of the noun onkoro "cliff" and the adjective nui "great, mighty, vast"]
onkorwe; see entry onkoro
(o)nuiwe, n. mountain [Originates from the ancient elemental stem onue "elemental earth" with addition of the stem iih "high, high up" and the nounal suffix -we "physical substance/concept" [onue-iih-we > onuih-we > onuiwe]. Synonyms: (o)nuyo, ino-nui]
(o)nuyo, n. mountain [Originates from the ancient elemental stem onue "elemental earth" with addition of the stem iih "high, high up" and the nounal suffix -o "physical substance/concept" [onue-iih-o > onuih-o > onuio]. Synonyms: (o)nuiwe, ino-nui]
onne, n. solidness, steadfastness, loyalty; stubbornness [A very ancient word derived from the element onu "elemental earth (also connoting 'solidness' and 'loyalty')" with addition of the general nounal suffix -e]
on(o)to, n. tool, instrument; weapon [From the older form ono "tool, weapon, implement" (etymology uncertain), with further addition of the suffix -to, also indicating a tool or implement; the stem ono is possibly descended from an older form *hno, similar in shape to the hypothetical stem *hro, see entry oro]
ono-vawe, n. cmpnd. island [A compound of the elements ono "elemental protodermis" (derived from the ancient stem (o)noi) and vawe "foundation" (see entry). Synonyms: pauhi, pa-nui, vawe]
(o)nuh, n. elemental earth [Originally (o)nue; also realized as nu, nuu, and as the adjectival prefix onu-]
onwo, adj. black [Originally from an augmented form of onue "elemental earth" with addition of the usual adjectival color-suffix -o]
opahi, n. (a) stone, rock [From the element pah "elemental stone" with addition of the circumfix o-…-hi construction, denoting "an instance/object within the concept of the stem"]
oraha, v. to say, speak (base-stem) [Consists of the verbal stem ora, which is in turn derived from the older stem of oro "word" with addition of the verbal suffix -ha]
yraha, v. to tell, relate (base-stem) [Originally derived from the older verb oraha "to say, speak", with addition of the prefix e- (forming the archaic eoraha), denoting that the action is turned outward; it then exhibits the development of the diphthong eo > y in initial position]
oran, n. word being, being(s) who use words (language) [Used as a reference to those races throughout the universe who speak with language, Matoran or otherwise; oran (older oroan) is formed from the element oro "word" and the suffix -an "being, individual" with eventual absorption of the -o in oro.]
oro, n. word [etymology uncertain; possibly descended from a stem *hro]
oturhe, n. (a) fear, fright [From the word tur " fear, cowardice" (older tuur) with addition of the circumfix o-…-hi construction, denoting "an instance/object within the concept of the stem"]
ovahi, n. (a) time, instance, moment [Used in reference to a specific point in time; it is formed from the elemental word vae, with addition of the circumfix o-…-hi construction, denoting "an instance/object within the concept of the stem", so "a specific point within the concept of time"]
ozahi, n. violent act, crime [From the element zaa "retribution, conflict, violence" with addition of the circumfix o-…-hi construction, denoting "an instance/object within the concept of the stem"]

-P-

paavelta, n. cmpnd. lit. luminous stone; lightstone [Originates from the elements pao "elemental stone" (see entry poh) and the archaic word aavelta "luminous, shining thing" (itself formed from the element aavel "shining, luminous" and the suffix -ta, denoting a thing or concept that embodies the stem meaning)]
pah; see entry poh
paka, n. strength, hardness [Physically, denotes the strength of a physical object or individual, but metaphorically paka can refer to a hard or stern personality; paka is formed from the elements pa "elemental stone" and aka "power, ability" to have a literal, historical, meaning of "power of stone"]
palneh, n. trunk; lit. "hard stem" [Contracted from an older compound pal-eneh "hard stem"]
palnehu, adj. woody [Derived from the older compound pal-eneh "hard stem (trunk)" with addition of the general adjectival suffix -u]
palnewe, n. wood [Derived from the older compound pal-eneh "hard stem (trunk)" with addition of the nounal suffix -we "substance"]
pa-nui, n. cmpnd. island [Composed of a variant of the ancient elemental stem pao "elemental stone" and the adjective nui "great, mighty". Synonyms: pauhi, vawe, ono-vawe]
pauhi, n. island [Derived from the ancient elemental stem pao "elemental stone" with addition of nounal suffix -hii "thing, place". Synonyms: vawe, ono-vawe, pa-nui]
pawo, adj. brown [Originally from an augmented form of pao "elemental stone" with addition of the usual adjectival color-suffix -o]
piraka, n. cmpnd lit. "agent of evil"; (obscenity) a thief or murderer [Formed from the elements piir "perpetrator, agent of" and -raka "great destruction, evil" (from -rak and older intensifier -a)]
pire, n. perpetrator, agent; participant [From the stem pir (older piir) with addition of the general nounal suffix -e]
poh, n. elemental stone [Originally pao, still attested in some rare cases; also realized as pah and as the adjectival prefix po-]
pura, n. friend, companion [From the stem pu (originally from the elemental po) "friendly, pleasant" with addition of the agental suffix -ra]

-R-

ra, 1 adj. wild, free, untamed; 2 n. wildness, freedom [An extremely ancient word element applied mostly to animate things, it has inherently both nounal and adjectival properties which have never been separated into distinctly different words; historically raa]
rahi, n. wild thing/creature [Formed from the element ra "wild" and the suffix -hii "thing"; historically raahii.]
rama, n. flying rahi insect
rau, n. understanding, translation, decipherment [Originates from the stem oro "word" (see entry)]
raura, n. teacher; translator, "understander" [Derived from the word rau "understanding, decipherment" (originally from the older oro "word") with addition of the agental suffix -ra]
reehe, n. limb, branch; appendage [Probably from a stem like *(e)ree (modified from the ancient stem raa "wild, chaotic, deviant"), signifying "divergence" or "branching off", also with addition of the suffix -hii "thing, object, place"]
rehovo, n. cmpnd. foot; lit. "end of limb" [A compound formed from the elements reehe "limb" and ovo "end, finish"; also found as an alternate form warehe-ovo, with more modern warehe "leg"]
rhot(t)u, n. ring, wheel [Historically rhoktu, from the stem rho(k) "ring, circle, edge" with addition of the nounal suffix -tu, denoting a thing or concept that embodies the stem meaning]
rhovawe, n. shore, shoreline [Composed of the element vawe "foundation, basis, island" and the suffix/prefix rho "line, edge, circle"]
rho(we)-nuyo, n. cmpnd. mountain range [Composed of the elements rho(we) "line, edge" (with nounal suffix -we "physical concept") and nuyo "mountain"]
rodye; see entry rohte
rohte, n. truth, reality [From older rotohye, originally from the older stem rot(o) (augmented from the stem oro, see entry), with addition of the suffix -hye, denoting a generally universal concept; also attested as rodye]
rui(hi), n. joint [etymology uncertain; possibly derived from an earlier modification of the ancient stem form raa "wild, chaotic, deviant", with a reversal of the meaning (thus "together, converging, united, etc.")]
rui-mirehe, n. cmpnd shoulder [A compound formed from the elements mirehe "arm" and rui "joint"]
rui-rehovo, n. cmpnd toe-joint [A compound formed from the elements rehovo "foot" and rui "joint"]
rui-warehe, n. cmpnd hip [A compound formed from the elements warehe "leg" and rui "joint"]

-S-

sa(a), conj. and [A conjunction used to connect words of the same type (noun-noun, verb-verb, etc.)]
suva, n. shrine, gathering place

-T-

tah, n. elemental fire [Also has connotations of courage, bravery, and leadership; originally tae, still attested in some rare cases; also found as the adjectival prefix ta-]
tai¹, n. courage, bravery, leadership [From the elemental word tah (older tae) with addition of the general nounal suffix -i; the term merged at an early point with the adjectival form taii (see entry tai²); also see synonomous term aki]
tai², adj. brave, courageous, bold [From the elemental word tah (older tae) with addition of the adjectival suffix -ii (*taeii > taii > tai)
taka, n. light, illumination [Can refer more to the light of a fire or a torch, thereby also carrying the connotation of "leading" or "revealing", as the light of a torch reveals the way]
takea, n. all-king (honorific) [The etymology of this term is at once simple and obscure. This is primarily because of its usage: the term takea can be used as an honorific of great respect, denoting mastery and power, but it is also used as the name of the Rahi Takea Shark. This dual usage has resulted in a double meaning of sorts, since, as the name of a Rahi, it is used to mean "king of sharks". The constructions used for this latter meaning are the elemental prefix ta-, denoting authority and leadership, and the word kea "rahi shark". However, in its primary (or historical) usage, takea can be traced back to the ancient word aki "leader, lord" with the intensive suffix -ea (historically -eaa). This forms the term akea, which, combined again with the prefix ta-, yields the "all-king" honorific. Because of this variety in meaning, it may perhaps be simpler to classify both words as completely separate.]
tea(-o), adj. red, fiery [Originally from an augmented form of tae "elemental fire" with addition of the usual adjectival color-suffix -o]
ter(e)na, n. keeper, guider [From the obscure ancient word form ter(e)n "guidance, direction, purpose" with addition of the agental suffix -na]
terenhe, adj. purposeful, meaningful [From the obscure ancient word form ter(e)n "guidance, direction, purpose" with addition of the adjectival suffix -he "having"]
terenye, n. guidance, direction, purpose [From the obscure ancient word form ter(e)n "guidance, direction, purpose" with addition of the suffix -hye, denoting a generally universal concept]
terma, v. to guide (base-stem) [From the obscure ancient word form ter(e)n "guidance, direction, purpose" with addition of the general verbal suffix -ma]
terne, n. intention, goal [From the obscure ancient word form ter(e)n "guidance, direction, purpose" with addition of the general nounal suffix -e]
terya, v. to influence, persuade (ya-stem) [Simplified from older tereya; it originates from the obscure ancient word form ter(e)n "guidance, direction, purpose" with addition of the general verbal suffix -ya (terenya > tereya > terya)]
tika, n. spirit, form, shape
tur, n. fear, terror, cowardice [A perversion of the elemental word tae with addition of the negative suffix -uur]

-U-

ua-eneh, n. cmpnd root; lit. "under-stem" [Composed of the adjectival element ua- "down, lower, under" and the word eneh "stem"]
ua(h), adv. down, beneath, under [etymology uncertain]
uama, v. to descend, go down; drop (base-stem)
ussa, n. steed [etymology uncertain]
usya, v. to ride (ya-stem)

-V-

vah, n. elemental time [Originally vae, still attested in some rare cases]
vahye, n. Time [Used in reference to Time as a universal concept, in contrast to the elemental concept, represented by vah; it is formed originally from the elemental word vae with the addition of the suffix -hye, denoting a universal concept]
vau, adj. treacherous, dangerous [From the stem bwa "treacherous, trickery" with addition of the adjectival suffix -u and with usual change of bw > v; also found as a place name Fau, with de-voicing of initial consonant characteristic to Le-Matoran dialects]
vawe, [i]n.[/i] foundation, basis; island [From the stem [i]vu(a)[/i] "source, beginning" with addition of the nounal suffix [i]-we[/i], denoting a physical substance or concept embodying the stem meaning ([i]vuawe > vaawe > vawe[/i]); also see entry [i]ono-vawe[/i] "island"]
vawe-nui, [i]n. cmpnd.[/i] continent, large landmass [Composed of the nounal element [i]vawe[/i] "foundation, island" and the adjective [i]nui[/i] "great, vast, mighty"]
vike , [i]n.[/i] edge, sharp edge [[i]etymology uncertain[/i]; possibly related to the adjectival prefix [i]vi-[/i] "narrow, fine"]
vikuino [i]n. cmpnd.[/i] ravine, crevasse, narrow valley [Composed of the element [i]ku-ino[/i] "valley" and the prefix [i]vi-[/i] "narrow"]
visso, [i]n.[/i] venom, poison [From the stem [i]viis[/i] "poison, venom" with addition of the nounal suffix [i]-o[/i], denoting a physical substance; also found as [i]viswe[/i] with alternate suffix [i]-we[/i]]
vissu, [i]adj.[/i] venomous, poisonous, deadly [From the stem [i]viis[/i] "poison, venom" with addition of the general adjectival suffix [i]-u[/i]]
viswe; see entry [i]visso[/i]
voake, [i]n.[/i] greed, gluttony [From the stem [i]bwo[/i] "hunger, need, consumption" with addition of the abstract, negative suffix [i]-ak[/i] (with usual development of [i]-ak > -ake[/i] in vowel-final, monosyllabic stems); also [i]voage[/i]]
voakhe, [i]adj.[/i] greedy, gluttonous [From the original form [i]voak[/i] (see entry [i]voake[/i]) with addition of the adjectival suffix [i]-he[/i] "having"]
vohye, [i]n.[/i] hunger, appetite; desire, need [From the stem [i]bwo[/i] "hunger, need, consumption" with addition of the suffix [i]-hye[/i], denoting a universal concept]
voita, [i]n.[/i] end, completion, termination [Derived from a stem [i]voe[/i] "end, finish, completion" with addition of the nounal suffix [i]-ta[/i] "concept embodying stem meaning"]
vuana, [i]n.[/i] founder, beginner [From the stem [i]vu(a)[/i] "source, beginning" with addition of the agental suffix [i]-na[/i]; synonomous with the term [i]vuara[/i] (see entry)]
vu(a)neye, [i]n.[/i] seed, spore; lit. "plant-source" [Contracted from an older compound [i]vua-neye[/i]]
vuara, [i]n.[/i] founder, beginner [From the stem [i]vu(a)[/i] "source, beginning" with addition of the agental suffix [i]-ra[/i]; synonomous with the term [i]vuana[/i] (see entry)]
vuata, [i]n.[/i] source, beginning [From the stem [i]vu(a)[/i] "source, beginning" with addition of the nounal suffix [i]-ta[/i], denoting a thing or concept that embodies the stem meaning]
vuneye-nenu, [i]n. cmpnd.[/i] fern; lit. "spore-grass" [Composed of the elements [i]vuneye[/i] "seed, spore" and [i]nenu[/i] "grass"]
vurenye, [i]n.[/i] Destiny [Historically a compound of the stem [i]vu(a)[/i] "source, beginning" and the older word [i]terenye[/i] "guidance, purpose" ([i]vuaterenye > vuatrenye > vurenye[/i]); also realized as the more archaic compound [i]ter(e)vua[/i]]

-W-

wa, [i]adj.[/i] wide open, great, large [Historically [i]waa[/i]]
wahi, [i]n.[/i] region, place [From the elements [i]wa[/i] (historically [i]waa[/i]) "wide open, large" and [i]-hii[/i] "place, thing"]
wanoyo, [i]n.[/i] chest [From the elements [i]wa[/i] "wide" and [i]noyo[/i] "body, torso"]
warehe, [i]n.[/i] leg [Historically composed of the adjectival element [i]ua-[/i] "down, lower" (eventually contracting to [i]wa-[/i]) and the word [i]reehe[/i] "limb, appendage"]
wareh(e)ki, [i]n.[/i] shin [Derived historically from the word [i]warehe[/i] "leg" with the suffix [i]-ki(i)[/i] "part, piece of". The term is more modern than [i]warehe[/i], since at the time of its derivation the [i]-hii[/i] suffix in [i]warehe[/i] (older [i]wareehii[/i]) had already been retracted to [i]-he[/i] [ua-ree-hii > wareehii > warehe-kii > wareheki]]
warehe-ovo; see entry [i]rehovo[/i]
wareno, [i]n.[/i] (the) South [Apparently derived from an older stem [i]uaree-[/i] (which eventually produces our modern term [i]warehe[/i] "leg"), in conjunction with the ancient elemental stem [i](o)noi[/i], referencing the element of Protodermis, exhibiting the general convention of deriving "location-words" from terms for parts of the body. See related entries [i]metiono[/i] "north", [i]merhono[/i] "east", and [i]mareno[/i] "west" for a more thorough discussion]

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yehe, [i]n.[/i] back, side; surface [Originally a development from an older form [i]ike-[/i] (from which is also derived the grammatical particle [i]ihe[/i] "before, behind") with addition of the nounal suffix [i]-hii[/i]; frequently appears as a prefix [i]ye-[/i] in compounds]
yehonu, [i]n. cmpnd[/i] slope, incline, hill-side [Composed of the noun [i]yehe[/i] "side" and the ancient stem [i]onu[/i] "elemental earth", here used to represent "hill, mountain"]
yemetii, [i]n. cmpnd[/i] back of head [Composed of the initial element [i]ye-[/i] "back, rear, side" and the word [i]metii[/i] "head" (see entry)]
yenoyo, [i]n. cmpnd[/i] back, spine [Composed of the initial element [i]ye-[/i] "back, rear, side" and the word [i]noyo[/i] "body" (see entry)]
yerehovo, [i]n. cmpnd[/i] heel [Composed of the initial element [i]ye-[/i] "back, rear, side" and the word [i]rehovo[/i] "foot" (see entry)]

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zya, [i]v.[/i] (archaic) to attack (ya-stem) [A highly archaic term, usually supplanted by the more modern [i]ezai[/i] (see entry); historically it originates from the stem [i]zaa[/i], with a meaning of "violence" or "retribution", and the addition of the verbal suffix [i]-ya[/i] ([i]*zaya > zya[/i])]

Here ends the Dictionary.

...whew.

JRRT


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Dude, that is amazing.
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LockmanCapulet
Jan 28 2013 09:06 AM

This... is incredible. The way you constructed this to fit the parameters set by the few words known, like deriving prefixes and suffixes and roots... amazing.

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The author of this blog currently resides in the rather dry, bare, sandy climate of the southwest United States. He is a graduate student and teaching associate at his university, currently working toward a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics.

His primary interests include such -ologies as mythology, philology, etymology, syntax, and phonology, along with a healthy passion for historical linguistics binding all these bewildering fields together. Some less academic hobbies include reading classical literature and mythology, high and epic fantasy, science fiction, and the occasional Tolkien biography, as well as attempting (and mostly failing) to write fiction modeled after these genres.

In addition to these things, he also harbors the deep-set enjoyment of the Bionicle sets and storyline essential to any hapless LEGO geek who has made the decision to become a member of the BZPower community. Without it, he obviously wouldn't be here writing this, and you wouldn't be reading it. This fact is, in part, what inspired his lasting interest in the art of pixeling, a skill that he apparently isn't all that bad at, although you might never know it, seeing as his severe lack of motivation and excess of procrastination usually prevents him from producing anything much at all.
 

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The Time - (SS) A semi-mythic account of the origin of Avan, the first Matoran, in the Time Before Time--the Time of the Great Beings.

Despair - (SS) 1st Place winner of the 2010 Library Summer Olympics (SS category). "Despair" is a prequel to the epic Unknowledge, beginning with the arrival of a mysterious Toa in the city of Moa, deep within the Waste. His motives are unknown, as the nature of the dark Kanohi he wears. But the subsequent arrival of Toa Ros soon sets things in motion, leading up to an epic confrontation between hope and despair.

Dust - (SS) The Dark Hunter Devastator returns to Karzahni, his native land. He must find the Matoran called the Builder and retrieve a stolen tablet, but along the way his encounters with the crazed, broken Matoran and the dreaded Karzahni himself provide him with a sliver of new perspective in this land of dust and living death.

A Storm is Coming - (SS) Entrant in the (now stalled) Lesovikk's Hiatus contest. It tells the tale of Toa Lesovikk's three-day battle with a Rock Lion in a strange land where it never rains and the encounter he has there with the castaway Toa Jovan. Can Lesovikk find the strength to finish his task, or will the memories of his past defeat him? A storm is about to break.

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The Coming of the Toa - (SS) 3rd place Judges' Choice winner of Short Stories Contest #8. A glimpse into an alternate history of Bionicle, where something has gone terribly wrong. Kua seeks to discover what it is that the Matoran have lost, the darkness in their past. But can even he resist the power of the darkness that lies beneath?

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The Sight - (SS) 1st place winner in the 2012 Flash Fiction Marathon (Visions Category).

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