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ᴺQ. !quirilda adj. “twirling, pirouetting” (Category: to Spin)

ᴺQ. !quirilda, adj. “twirling, pirouetting” [created by Paul Strack] (Category: to Spin)
ᴱQ. pirúc(end)ëa “pirouetting, whirling lightly”
ᴱQ. pirucë “swirl, twisting, pirouetting”
See ᴱQ. werelinda for discussion.


!quiril “spindle; [spinning] top, *whirligig”

ᴱQ. werelinda adj. “twirling, pirouetting” (Category: to Spin)

A word appearing as ᴱQ. ’werelinda “twirling, pirouetting” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, an adjectival form of ᴱQ. werelin(d-) “whirligig” under the early root ᴱ√GWERE “whirl, twirl, twist” which Tolkien said was the equivalent of ᴱ√qiři (QL/103). A similar-meaning adjective ᴱQ. pirūkea or pirukenda “pirouetting” appeared in the same document under the early root ᴱ√PIRI (QL/74).

A variant of this second adjective reappeared in the Nieninqe poem written around 1930, in the phrase ᴱQ. norolinde pirukendea “tripping lightly, whirling lightly” (MC/215, PE16/90, 92). However, in the updated version of Nieninquë from 1955, Tolkien said the word Q. pirucendëa meant “on the point of her toes”, where the initial element was the dual of Q. pirë “toe” (PE16/96).

Neo-Quenya: The later version of the root ᴱ√GWERE had to do with weaving (see: √WIR), and the later versions of ᴱ√PIRI had to do with toes and blinking (see: √PIR), so I would update these early “pirouetting” words to be based on the root ᴺ√KWIR “spin” which I retain for purposes of Neo-Eldarin, so: ᴺQ. quirilda “twirling, pirouetting”.

Reference ✧ QL/103 ✧ ’werelinda “twirling, pirouetting”


werelin “whirligig” stem ✧ QL/103 (’werelind-)
#-a “adjectival suffix” ✧ QL/103 (#-a)

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