"lin-len-lon" This root is not particularly developed in Indo-European. Cf. Pokorny. In Russian [len-] is found in words for lazy [len, lenivo, len'.]. [lin] is found predominately in foreign words for linotype, or linoleum, etc. The key root for [lit'] "to pour, spill, shed. is Indo-European," cf. Pokorny, Note: I have used "spill" for Russian [lit'].

lap for Latin "lono." The word actually means "bosom" Steiner uses the German word for "bosom." I use "lap" to capture Bely's use of alliteration: [lono Luny].

Lena Bely may simply have been using the popular Russian name "Lena," frequently the short form of Yelena, i.e.. Helena. In Latin lena means "procuress, brothel keeper."

Helena. The daughter of Zeus. The word "helene" in Greek can also mean "torch."

[pena] Russian for "foam."

eventualities Russian [yavleniya].

swell Russian [volna] = wave.

lava Russian [lavina] = avalanche, but originally derived from Latin "labes" "sliding down."

a Wallachian (or Volk). The Russian reads "volokh razveettsja (il' Yolk). Russian "volox" may refer to a Rumanian. But Preobrazhensky (93) has an interesting note also describing it as related to "vlachus, generatim homo romanae originis. This might explain the use of "yolk" possibly another typographical error for the German word "Volk" = "the people." Another translation of [volokh] is "walnut," certainly fitting in with the "w-l" sound scheme, but otherwise incomprehensible. As always any and all comments or suggestions are appreciated.

minglings Russian [mena] = "barter, exchange."

imago The Latin word is is spelled with a "g" not an "h."

mingles [mena] of minglings [menenie]. Bely draws on Russian words with the root [men-] meaning "change."

uolia Latin "uolo" is "to want, to wish."

nomina Latin "nomino" is "to name."

nolo Latin "I do not want to."

malo Latin "I prefer, wish."

animalia Latin "living, live, animate" as a noun "a living creature, animal."

anima Latin "breath" also "the soul., life"

animatio Latin "a form of life."

imahinatio ??

imaginatio Latin "The action of picturing to oneself, imagining."

machinatio Latin "The fact or act of making machines."

Manas In Old Indian (Sanskrit?) the equivalent of "mind, thought." Steiner uses Manas to characterize "Geistleben" "the spirit self" one of the higher stages of human development. (Occult Science, 39).

min-men-man Bely alternates here between IE roots men- to think (Pokorny I, 726-727) and mei-g to change, switch (I, 713). and ma- to wave with the hand. (I, 693). Cf also Pokorny "mean. meant, mental, mens," (I, 710, 726)

meandering for Russian [minovenie] from [minovat'] "to pass by" Here again I attempt to reproduce glossolalia in English instead of a literal translation.

mingling for Russian [menenie] "barter, exchange"

mangling for Russian [manovenie] "waving the hand"

mine English, also French "expression, a look."

meinen German "think, be of the opinion."

Mann German "man."

The connection between the root men "to think" and German "Mann" or English "man" is an appealing, albeit unsubstantiated one.