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ᴱQ. hilk- v. “to freeze” (Category: to Freeze)

⚠️ᴱQ. hilc-, v. “to freeze” (Category: to Freeze)
ᴺQ. ^hel- “to freeze (of water)”

A verb in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s appearing as ᴱQ. hilkin “it freezes” based on the early root ᴱ√HḶKḶ, a variant of ᴱ√HELE (QL/39).

Neo-Quenya: Since there is no sign of ᴱ√HḶKḶ in Tolkien’s later writings, I think it is best is adapt this verb as ᴺQ. hel- “freeze” based directly on the later root √KHEL of ice words. Since the root is ice-related, I’d limit the meaning of this verb to the freezing of water and similar substances. For freezing weather, I’d use Q. nicu-.

References ✧ LT1A/Helkar; QL/39


hilkin present 1st-sg “it freezes” ✧ QL/39
hilkin present 3rd-sg “it freezes” ✧ LT1A/Helkar



Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√HḶKḶ > hilkin [xḷk-] > [xilk-] > [hilk-] ✧ QL/39