[ᴱ]^ᴺ√IRIT root. “peck, prick”
ᴱ√ṚTYṚ root. “peck, prick”
A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s given as ᴱ√ᴵRTYᴵR “peck, prick” with derivatives ᴱQ. irtin “I peck, prick” and ᴱQ. irt “a peck, pinprick” (QL/43); the vowel i is simply the usual result of the syllabification of ṛ before a palatal consonant in Early Qenya (PE12/10). The words G. irt⁽²⁾ “beak (of small birds)” and G. irtha- “peck” are clearly related (GL/52). I think it’s worth positing a Neo-Root ᴺ√IRIT “peck, prick” to salvage these early words.
Reference ✧ QL/43 ✧ ᴵRTYᴵR “peck, prick”