ᴱ√PETE root. “*knock, hammer”
An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. penta “nose, beak (probably of such birds as woodpeckers)”, ᴱQ. pete- “knock, strike”, and ᴱQ. petl “hammer” (QL/73). Later nose, knock and hammer words were derived from other roots.
References ✧ QL/72-73