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ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] oswë [þ] n. “hip” (Category: Leg)

ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] oswë [þ], n. “hip” (Category: Leg)

The word ᴱQ. oswe “hip” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√OSO¹ whose other derivative was ᴱQ. oksa “joint” (QL/71).

Neo-Quenya: I’d retain the word ᴺQ. oswë “hip” for purposes of Neo-Quenya, but it cannot be derived from √OS any longer. I would assume it is derived from a √OTH, a variant of ᴹ√OS “round” (perhaps originally referring to the round joint), and hence archaically oþwe; compare [ᴹQ.] hiswa < ᴹ✶khithwa (Ety/KHIS).

ᴱQ. oswe¹ n. “hip” (Category: Leg)

Reference ✧ QL/71 ✧ oswe “hip”


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√OSO¹ > oswe [oswē] > [oswe] ✧ QL/71