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N. pôd n. “animal’s foot” (Category: Foot)

N. pôd, n. “animal’s foot” (Category: Foot)

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “animal’s foot” derived from the (Noldorin only?) root ᴹ√POTŌ of the same meaning (Ety/POTŌ). It had a Noldorin-style plural pŷd. Its Sindarin-style plural might instead be *puid; compare thuin plural of S. thôn “pine” (PE17/81). Based on the example tad-dail “two-legged” referring to two legged beasts (WJ/388), it seems tâl “foot” can be used to refer to the feet of both people and animals, so that tâl is a more general term than pôd. This makes pôd comparable to words for more specialized kinds of feet such as hoof, paw, etc.

References ✧ Ety/POTŌ




pŷd plural ✧ Ety/POTŌ


Phonetic Developments

ON. poto > pôd [poto] > [pot] > [pod] > [pōd] ✧ Ety/POTŌ
ON. poti > pŷd [poti] > [puti] > [pyti] > [pyt] > [pyd] > [pȳd] ✧ Ety/POTŌ