√WIS root. “change, alter(nate), shift”
A root appearing twice in Quenya Notes (QN) from 1957, once with the gloss “change, alter(nate)” (PE17/189) and again with the gloss “alter, change, shift” (PE17/191). It served as the basis of intransative and transative verbs Q. virya- and Q. vista- with meanings similar to the root, as well as Q. inwis “change of mind, mood” and Q. walwistë “change of mind”. √WIS might be a much later iteration of unglossed root ᴱ√VṚTṚ from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. varta “change”, G. bridol “changing, varying, variable”, and G. brigli “variation” (QL/102; GL/24), but though the two roots have similar meanings, the forms are different enough that it is hard to say if they are directly connected.
References ✧ PE17/145, 189, 191
ᴱ√VṚTṚ root. “*change”
References ✧ GL/24; QL/102