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N. cûn adj. “bowed, bow-shaped, bent” (Category: to Bend)

N. cûn, adj. “bowed, bent, bow-shaped, [G.] concave” (Category: to Bend)
G. cam “bent, bowed; submissive, humble”
G. crinc “bent and thin; crescent”
G. naud “bowed, bent; ashamed, abashed, bashful”
G. caug² “humped, bulging; bent”

An adjective in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “ bowed, bow-shaped, bent” derived from primitive ᴹ✶kuʒnā under the root ᴹ√KUƷ “bow” (Ety/KUƷ).

Conceptual Development: G. cûn “bowed, bent, concave” appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, along with variant forms cunwed, cuvon (GL/27).

Reference ✧ Ety/KUƷ ✧ “bowed, bow-shaped, bent”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶kuʒnā > cûn [kuɣnā] > [kugnā] > [kugna] > [kuŋna] > [kūna] > [kūn] ✧ Ety/KUƷ

G. cûn adj. “bowed, bent, concave” (Category: to Bend)

See N. cûn for discussion.

References ✧ GL/27




“bow, crescent; the waxing or waning moon” ✧ GL/27