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ᴺS. [N.] ^hwinia- v. “to twirl, whirl, eddy” (Category: to Spin)

ᴺS. [N.] ^hwinia-, v. “to twirl, whirl, eddy” [vetted by HSD] (Category: to Spin)
See N. chwinia- for discussion.

N. chwinia- v. “to twirl, whirl, eddy” (Category: to Spin)

A verb for “twirl, whirl, eddy” in The Etymologies of the 1930s appearing in its (Noldorin) infinitive form N. chwinio and derived from the root ᴹ√SWIN “whirl, eddy” (Ety/SWIN).

Neo-Sindarin: Most Neo-Sindarin writers adapted this word as ᴺS. hwinia- “to twirl, whirl, eddy” since ancient initial sw became hw in Sindarin of the 1950s and 60s rather than chw as it did in Noldorin of the 1930s and 40s.

References ✧ Ety/SWIN


chwiniol active-participle “whirling, giddy, mad, fantastic” ✧ Ety/SWIN
chwinio infinitive “twirl, whirl, eddy” ✧ Ety/SWIN

Element In



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√SWIN > chwinio [swinja-] > [w̥inja-] > [xwinja-] > [xwinia-] ✧ Ety/SWIN