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ᴱQ. mald- v. “to pound, crush” (Category: to Press)

This verb appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with variants ᴱQ. mald- and mild-, both meaning “pound” and derived from the early root ᴱ√MLŘL [MḶÐḶ] (QL/62). Elsewhere in the document Tolkien said the verb mildi- meant “crush, pound” (QL/63).

Neo-Quenya: I would retain this verb as ᴺQ. malda- “to pound”, but update its derivation to be from the later root ᴹ√MBAL (Ety/MBAL).

References ✧ QL/62-63




malde past ✧ QL/62; QL/62


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√MLŘL > mald- [mḹð-] > [malð-] > [mald-] ✧ QL/62
ᴱ√MLŘL > malde [mḹðe-] > [malðe-] > [malde-] ✧ QL/62
ᴱ√MLŘL > mild- [mḷð-] > [milð-] > [mild-] ✧ QL/62
ᴱ√MLŘL > malde [mḹðe-] > [malðe-] > [malde-] ✧ QL/62