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S. faw n. “*breath, puff of breath” (Category: to Breathe; Breath)

S. faw, n. “*breath, puff of breath” (Category: to Breathe; Breath)

An unglossed word in 1964 notes on Dalath Dirnen (DD) derived from the root √PHAW (PE17/181). Since this root was elsewhere glossed “emit (foul breath etc.)”, this word probably mean something like “*breath, puff of breath”, like its cognate Q. foa (VT47/35).

Reference ✧ PE17/181



Phonetic Developments

PHAW > phaw > faw [pʰawa] > [ɸawa] > [fawa] > [faw] > [fau] ✧ PE17/181

G. feth n. “one breath” (Category: to Breathe; Breath)

A noun in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “one breath” (GL/36), likely derived from the early root ᴱ√ǶEHE “breathe” (QL/41).

Reference ✧ GL/35 ✧ “one breath”