Trurian word of the day: lälen

lälen (noun): kingdom; country.

elrer un er-lälen palröncheí
once and this-kingdom more.glorious
“this kingdom [was much] more glorious once [than it is now]”

lälen originally meant ‘land owned in common’ (for example, in a village, or among a number of cultivators), but its meaning was extended to meaning ‘the lands belonging to a kingdom’ (i.e., owned ‘in common’ under the king’s authority) and, by further extension, ‘country’. The noun lälneon ‘king’ is derived from lälen.

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