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Q. indis (indiss-) n. “wife” (Category: Bride)

Q. indis (indiss-), n. “[ᴹQ.] bride; ⚠️[Q.] wife” (Category: Bride)
ᴱQ. acairis “bride, wife”
ᴱQ. vestani “*bride”

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “bride” derived from the root ᴹ√NDIS (EtyAC/NDIS). It was translate “wife” in the later phrase Q. Indis i·Ciryamo “The Mariner’s Wife” (UT/8), but I think this is a loose translation and “bride” is more accurate. In The Etymologies Tolkien gave two plural forms: inderi (which might be indesi) and indissi, the latter influenced by the plural ᴹQ. nissi for “women” (EtyAC/NDIS). I’d use the stem form indiss- for this word, to avoid awkward changes of the final consonant from s to r in inflected forms.

Reference ✧ UT/8 ✧ Indis “wife”

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ᴹQ. indis (indiss-) n. “bride” (Category: Bride)

See Q. indis for discussion.

References ✧ EtyAC/NDIS





inderi plural ✧ EtyAC/NDIS: [per editors, may be indesi, but the e is certain]
indissi plural ✧ EtyAC/NDIS

Element In


Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√NDIS > indis [indis] ✧ EtyAC/NDIS