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ᴹQ. inya¹ adj. “female” (Category: Female)

ᴹQ. inya¹, adj. “female” (Category: Female)
ᴱQ. inya “tiny”

An adjective for “female” in The Etymologies of the 1930s, derived from the root ᴹ√INI “female” (Ety/INI).

Conceptual Development: In Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s, Tolkien gave a similar form ᴱQ. qinya “female”, an adjectival form of ᴱQ. qin “woman” (PE16/135).

Reference ✧ Ety/INI ✧ inya “female”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√INI > inya [inja] ✧ Ety/INI

ᴱQ. qinya adj. “female” (Category: Female)

See ᴹQ. inya¹ for discussion.

Reference ✧ PE16/135 ✧ “female”


qin¹ “woman, female” ✧ PE16/135