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N. hast n. “axe-stroke” (Category: Ax)

N. hast, n. “axe-stroke” (Category: Ax)
G. hast “waiting, wait, pause, rest, stop”

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “axe-stroke” derived from primitive ᴹ✶syad-ta under the root ᴹ√SYAD “shear through, cleave” (Ety/SYAD), where ancient d+t from suffixion became st.

Conceptual Development: Early Noldorin Word-lists of the 1920s had ᴱN. hant “a blow with an axe” derived from primitive ᴱ✶skantá (PE13/147).

Reference ✧ Ety/SYAD ✧ “axe-stroke”

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶syad-ta > hast [sjadta] > [sjasta] > [j̊asta] > [xasta] > [xast] > [hast] ✧ Ety/SYAD

ᴱN. hant n. “a blow with an axe” (Category: Ax)

See N. hast for discussion.

Reference ✧ PE13/147 ✧ “a blow with an axe”

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