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ᴱQ. pio n. “berry, plum, cherry” (Category: Berry)

A word appearing as pseudo-root ᴱQ. PIO “plum, (berry), cherry” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, which Tolkien indicated was possibly connected to the early roots ᴱ√PIẆI or ᴱ√PINI (QL/74). Elsewhere in the document Tolkien said pio was a type of fruit “like cherries, plums, etc.” (QL/61). In Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s, Tolkien instead had ᴱQ. pie “berry” (PE16/143).

Neo-Quenya: I’d retain ᴺQ. pio for purposes of Neo-Quenya for small fruits with seeds like plums, cherries and berries.

References ✧ LT2A/Silpion; PE16/143; QL/61, 74; VT40/8





pior plural ✧ VT40/8

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