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Q. inwis (inwist-) n. “change of mind/mood”

Q. inwis (inwist-), n. “change of mind/mood”

The form inwisti was first published in the phrase: “changes of ‘mind-mood’ or inwisti” (MR/216). At the time, this word was generally assumed to be a singular noun meaning “mind-mood”: see Christopher Tolkien’s interpretation on MR/471. Later, a similar form inwis was published with the gloss “change of mind, mood” with a plural form inwissi (PE17/191). Helge Fauskanger suggested that inwisti may be a variant of inwis (QQ/inwisti). If this were the case, it is likely the proper gloss for inwisti would be the full phrase “changes of mind-mood” and it is a plural noun.

If inwisti is accepted as the plural of inwis, it would have a stem of inwist-.

References ✧ MR/216, 229, 471; PE17/191

Glosses

Variations

Inflections

inwissi plural   ✧ PE17/191
inwisti plural “changes of ‘mind-mood’” ✧ MR/216
inwisti plural   ✧ MR/229
inwisti plural “mind-mood” ✧ MR/471

Elements

indo “(state of) mind, (inner) thought, mood; will, resolve; †heart” ✧ MR/216
#†wistë
WIS “alter, change, shift” ✧ PE17/191