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Elvish Words – Animals

Select Elvish Words 3.83: Fly (n)

3.83 Fly (n) ᴱQ. campo n. “flea” The word ᴱQ. kampo “flea” appeared in the Early Qenya Phonology document of the 1920s, derived from primitive ᴱ✶kampu- based on the early root ᴱ√KAPA “leap”, as opposed to ᴱN. caifr, ᴱT. camparon derived from the variant primitive form ᴱ✶kamp’ru (PE14/66). A similar

Select Elvish Words 3.811: Spider

3.811 Spider ᴹQ. liante n. “spider, ⚠️[ᴱQ.] tendril, vine” A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “spider” derived from the root ᴹ√SLIG with various other derivatives having to do with webs and fine threads (Ety/SLIG). Most notably it was the second element in the name ᴹQ. Ungoliante “Gloomweaver”

Select Elvish Words 3.71: Wolf

3.71 Wolf ᴹQ. húna- n. “to howl” The deleted verb ᴹQ. hūna- “howl” appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s under the deleted root ᴹ√ÑO, replacing ñōna- “groan” (EtyAC/ÑŌ²). Neo-Quenya: Since the root ᴹ√ÑO seems to have become √ÑGAW “howl”, I would revise this verb to ᴺQ. nauna- for purposes