ᴱ√QIMI root. “*woman”
An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s having to do with femininity with derivatives like ᴱQ. qin “woman, female” and ᴱQ. qinde “womanliness, femininity”, as well as various words for “nun” (QL/76). It might be related to the Gnomish root ᴱ√GIWI via G(I)WIMI > GWIM > KWIM. In later writings this root was likely supplanted by √WEN(ED) “woman, maiden, girl”.
Reference ✧ QL/77