ᴱ√TṆTṆ root. “*bounce”
A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “bounce”, with derivatives like ᴱQ. tanta- “bounce, bound, rebound”, and ᴱQ. tantl “shuttle” (QL/93-94). It also had derivatives in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon like G. tanta “a dance” and G. tinta- “dance” (GL/69-70). The verb ᴱQ. tanta- “bounce” also appeared in the Early Qenya Grammar of the 1920s with the same derivation, along with other verbs like ᴱQ. tantilta- “hop” and ᴱQ. tantya- “set bouncing” (PE14/58). In much later writings from around 1968, Q. tanta- was given the gloss “to play a harp” (VT41/10).
Reference ✧ QL/93