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Q. #attalya n. and adj. “biped, *(lit.) two-footed”

Q. #attalya, n. and adj. “biped, *(lit.) two-footed”

A noun or adjective meaning “two-legged”, attested only in its (noun) plural form attalyar (WJ/389). It is a combination of at(a)- “bi” and tál “foot”, with the adjective suffix -ya¹.

Conceptual Development: In the Qenya Lexicon from the 1910s, there were similar forms: the noun ᴱQ. attalin and the adjective ᴱQ. attalaite (QL/88).

References ✧ WJ/389

Inflections

Attalyar plural “Bipeds” ✧ WJ/389

Elements

at(a)- “double, second time”
tál “foot”
-ya¹ “adjective suffix”

Element In

Cognates


ᴱQ. attalaite adj. “biped”

Reference ✧ QL/88 ✧ “biped”

Elements

at- “bi-, twi-”
tala¹ “foot; bottom, lowest part” ✧ QL/88
#-ite “adjective ending”

ᴱQ. attalin n. “biped”

Reference ✧ QL/88 ✧ “a biped”

Elements

at- “bi-, twi-”
tala¹ “foot; bottom, lowest part” ✧ QL/88