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ᴱQ. ‽polu n. “kernel” (Category: to Sow; Seed)

⚠️ᴱQ. ‽polu, n. “kernel” (Category: to Sow; Seed)
ᴺQ. ^poru “kernel”

A word appearing as ᴱQ. polu or polūne “kernel” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√POL-I (QL/75). In this document, the root was distinct from ᴱ√POLO “have strength” (QL/75).

Neo-Quenya: Although Tolkien did sometimes use √POL in his later writings for “grain” words, he seems to have eventually decided that it meant only “strength, physical ability”. I generally use *√MUL “grind” and ᴹ√POR for “grain” and “flour” related words in Neo-Quenya. As such I would update this Early Qenya word to ᴺQ. poru “kernel” < ᴹ√POR.

References ✧ QL/75




Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√POL-I > ‽polu [polū] > [polu] ✧ QL/75