Ilk. adda n. “father (hypocoristic)”

Ilk. adda n. “father (hypocoristic)”

A diminutive form of “father”, similar to English “daddy” (Ety/ATA). Helge Fauskanger suggested it may have developed from primitive *✶attō based on its Quenya equivalent ᴹQ. atto (AL-Ilkorin/adda), but I think that is likelier to be a child’s invention, unrelated to other languages.

Reference ✧ Ety/ATA ✧ “father (hypocoristic)”

Elements

adar “father” ✧ Ety/ATA

Cognates