ᴹQ. †ní n. “woman, female” (Category: Woman)
- ᴹQ. †ní, n. “woman, female” (Category: Woman)
An archaic noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “woman” or “female” directly derived from the root ᴹ√NĪ¹, in ordinary speech usually replaced by ᴹQ. nis (Ety/INI, NĪ¹).
Conceptual Development: ᴱQ. nî “woman” appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s as a cognate to G. †nîr² of the same meaning (GL/60).
References ✧ Ety/INI, NĪ¹; EtyAC/NĪ¹
- †ní “woman” was archaic and poetic and usually replaced by nis “woman” ✧ Ety/NĪ¹
- nér “man” was influenced by ní ✧ Ety/NĪ¹
- ᴺQ. curuni “witch, *sorceress, female magician (not necessarily evil)”
- ᴺQ. !inimë “femininity, womanliness”
ᴱQ. nî n. “woman” (Category: Woman)
Reference ✧ GL/60
- ᴱQ. #-ni “feminine suffix”