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Q. veri n. “wife” (Category: Wife)

Q. veri, n. “wife” (Category: Wife)

The most common word for “wife” in Quenya (VT49/45).

Conceptual Development: This word dates all the way back to the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s appearing as ᴱQ. veri “wife” under the early root ᴱ√VEŘE [VEÐE] (QL/101), but there it was marked archaic (†). It also had a number of competing forms: archaic ᴱQ. †veruni and ᴱQ. †vesse along side only one non-archaic form ᴱQ. vestin. One of these forms, ᴹQ. vesse, reappeared for “wife” in The Etymologies of the 1930s under the root ᴹ√BES “wed” (Ety/BES). Later veri “wife” was restored, but derived from a new root √BER for marriage words (VT49/45).

Neo-Quenya: For purposes of Neo-Eldarin, I prefer to retain the 1930s root ᴹ√BES for marriage words in order to preserve Noldorin/Sindarin forms, but I would still use the veri for “wife”, just conceived of as a derivative of the root √BES, coming from *besī with intervocalic s > z > r.

Reference ✧ VT49/45 ✧ “wife”

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

verī > veri [berī] > [βerī] > [βeri] > [veri] ✧ VT49/45

ᴹQ. vesse n. “wife” (Category: Wife)

See Q. veri for discussion.

Reference ✧ Ety/BES ✧ “wife”

Related

Cognates

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶bessē > vesse [bessē] > [βessē] > [βesse] > [vesse] ✧ Ety/BES

ᴱQ. †veri n. “wife” (Category: Wife)

See Q. veri for discussion.

Reference ✧ QL/101 ✧ “wife”

Cognates

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√VEŘE > †veri [βeðī] > [βeði] > [veði] > [vezi] > [veri] ✧ QL/101

ᴱQ. †veruni n. “wife” (Category: Wife)

See Q. veri for discussion.

Reference ✧ QL/101 ✧ “wife”

Elements

veru “husband” ✧ QL/101
#-ni “feminine suffix” ✧ QL/101 (#-ni)

ᴱQ. vesse n. “wife” (Category: Wife)

See Q. veri for discussion.

References ✧ PE13/146; QL/101

Glosses

Cognates

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√VEŘE > †vesse [βeðsē] > [βeðse] > [veðse] > [veθse] > [vesse] ✧ QL/101

ᴱQ. vestin n. “wife” (Category: Wife)

See Q. veri for discussion.

Reference ✧ QL/101 ✧ “wife”

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√VEŘE > vestin [βeðtin] > [veðtin] > [veθtin] > [vestin] ✧ QL/101