ᴹQ. vesta¹ n. “matrimony” (Category: Wedding, Marriage)
A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “matrimony” derived from the root ᴹ√BES “wed” (Ety/BES). The same word ᴱQ. vesta appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with the gloss “state of marriage”, but there it was based on the early root ᴱ√VEŘE [VEÐE] (QL/101). It was also mentioned as a cognate of ᴱN. gwedhw “matrimony” in Early Noldorin Word-lists of the 1920s, but there it was a derivative of ᴱ√wed- (PE13/146).
References ✧ Ety/BES, WED
|ᴹ✶bestā > vesta||[bestā] > [βestā] > [βesta] > [vesta]||✧ Ety/BES|
|ᴹ√BES > vesta||[bestā] > [βestā] > [βesta] > [vesta]||✧ Ety/WED|
References ✧ PE13/146; QL/101
|ᴱ√VEŘE > vesta||[βeðtā] > [βeðta] > [veðta] > [veθta] > [vesta]||✧ QL/101|