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ᴱQ. ektar² n. “hawthorn, thorn” (Category: Vegetation (other))

⚠️ᴱQ. ectar², n. “hawthorn, thorn” (Category: Vegetation (other))
ᴺQ. !eccahta “hawthorn, (lit.) thorn-hedge”

A word appearing as ᴱQ. ektar “hawthorn” in the Qenya Lexicon and Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa, a combination of ᴱQ. ek- “thorn” and ᴱQ. tar “hedge” (QL/35; PME/35). In the Qenya Lexicon, ektar had the added gloss “thorn”. There was also a longer form ᴱQ. pi(pi)nektar “whitethorn, hawthorn” with prefixed ᴱQ. pi(o)pin “haws [the fruit of hawthorns]” (QL/74; PME/74). Finally there was ᴱQ. tarasse “hawthorn” where ᴱQ. tar was the initial rather than final element (QL/87; PME/87).

Conceptual Development: Tolkien also had ᴱQ. nehta “hawthorn” in Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s (PE16/140). Its etymology is unclear, but Wynne and Gilson suggested it might have been extracted from pi(pi)nektar.

Neo-Quenya: I would update this word to ᴺQ. eccahta “hawthorn, (lit.) thorn-hedge” for purposes of Neo-Quenya, using the later word hahta for “hedge”.

References ✧ PME/35; QL/35



ekke “thorn” prefix ✧ QL/35 (ek-)
tar “hedge, fence” ✧ QL/35

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