Q. carda, n. “deed”

Quenya noun for a “deed”, a combination of the verb car- “to do” and the verbal suffix -da used for the product of an action (PE17/51; PE22/152), thus literally “*a thing done”.

Conceptual Development: Perhaps the earliest precursor of this word is ᴱQ. karma “shape, fashion; act, deed” in the Qenya Lexicon from the 1910s of similar derivation (QL/45). In the Etymologies from the 1930s, the word appeared as ᴹQ. kar² (kard-), but this gloss was rejected and replaced by ᴹQ. kar¹ “building” (Ety/KAR). The form karma “deed” also appeared in some later writings, but was rejected (PE22/138).

References ✧ PE17/051.3303; PE22/138.4019; PE22/152.1210

Glosses

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Elements

car- “to do, make, build” ✧ PE22/152.0816 (kar-)
-da “product of an action”
-dā “product of an action” ✧ PE17/051.3214

Cognates


ᴹQ. kar² (kard-) n. “deed”

References ✧ Ety/KAR.005; Ety/KAR.006

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kard- stem ✧ Ety/KAR.006

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ᴱQ. karma n. “shape, fashion; act, deed”

References ✧ PE15/32.0306; QL/045.2901; QL/097.6108-2

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karmar plural “*deeds” ✧ PE15/32.0306

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Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√KARA > karma [karmā] > [karma] ✧ QL/045.2901