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ᴹQ. piuta- v. “to spit” (Category: to Spit)

ᴹQ. piuta-, v. “to spit” (Category: to Spit)
ᴹQ. pis- “to spit”
ᴱQ. pist- “to spit”
ᴱQ. piute- “to flourish, batten, grow fat”

An apparent verb in The Etymologies of the 1930s derived from the root ᴹ√PIW “spit” and so probably of the same meaning (Ety/PIW).

Conceptual Development: The earliest verb for “spit” was ᴱQ. retye- from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√RET͡YE (QL/79). In the Early Qenya Grammar of the 1920s Tolkien had ᴱQ. piste “spit” from primitive ᴱ✶pṣt- (PE14/58), a verb that also appeared in the contemporaneous Early Noldorin Dictionary as a cognate of ᴱN. hist- “spit” (PE13/163). The next “spit” verb was ᴹQ. piuta- in The Etymologies of the 1930s (see above), and in the 1948 Quenya Verbal System Tolkien had ᴹQ. pise from the root ᴹ√PITH “spit” (PE22/103).

Neo-Quenya: For purposes of Neo-Quenya, I prefer 1930s ᴹQ. piuta- “spit”, in part because it is better known that 1948 pith- but also because it has a Noldorin cognate N. puia- and is thus part of a more complete paradigm.

Reference ✧ Ety/PIW ✧ piuta “spit”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√PIW > piuta [piuta-] ✧ Ety/PIW

ᴱQ. retye- v. “to spit” (Category: to Spit)

See ᴹQ. piuta- for discussion.

References ✧ QL/79




rentye- past ✧ QL/79


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√RET͡YE > retye- [retʲe-] ✧ QL/79