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
|ᴹ√NĪ > ní||[nī]||✧ Ety/INI|
|ᴹ√NĪ¹ > †ní||[nī]||✧ Ety/NĪ¹|