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KAT root. “shape”

KAT root. “shape, [ᴹ√] make”

The root ᴹ√KAT “shape” appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s with derivatives ᴹQ. kanta- “to shape”, ᴹQ. kanta² “shaped”, and N. echad- “fashion, shape” (Ety/KAT). All these derivatives reappeared in Tolkien’s later writings, though Q. canta was more typically used as the noun “shape” (PE17/175; PE18/84, 90). The root appeared frequently in both the first and second version of Tengwesta Qenderinwa as an example of a biconsonantal root (TQ1: PE18/34, 46, 62; TQ2: PE18/84-85, 87, 89-90, 95).

References ✧ PE18/84-85, 87, 89-90, 95

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ᴹ√KAT root. “shape, make”

See √KAT for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/KAT; PE18/34, 46, 62

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