Q. carda n. “deed” (Category: Action)
Quenya noun for a “deed”, a combination of the verb car- “to do” and the verbal suffix -da used for the product of an action (PE17/51; PE22/152), thus literally “*a thing done”.
Conceptual Development: Perhaps the earliest precursor of this word is ᴱQ. karma “shape, fashion; act, deed” in the Qenya Lexicon from the 1910s of similar derivation (QL/45). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, the word appeared as ᴹQ. kar² (kard-), but this gloss was rejected and replaced by ᴹQ. kar¹ “building” (Ety/KAR). The form karma “deed” also appeared in some later writings, but was rejected (PE22/138).
References ✧ PE17/51; PE22/138, 152
|car-||“to do, make”||✧ PE22/152 (kar-)|
|-da||“product of an action”|
|✶-dā||“product of an action”||✧ PE17/51|
ᴹQ. kar² (kard-) n. “deed” (Category: Action)
References ✧ Ety/KAR
|ᴹ√KAR > kar||[kard] > [kar]||✧ Ety/KAR|
ᴱQ. karma n. “shape, fashion; act, deed” (Category: Action)
References ✧ PE15/32; QL/45, 97
|ᴱ√KARA > karma||[karmā] > [karma]||✧ QL/45|