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G. saptha- v. “to dig, bite into” (Category: to Dig, Delve)

⚠️G. saptha-, v. “to dig, bite into” (Category: to Dig, Delve)
ᴺS. !sab- “to dig”

A verb appearing as G. saptha- “to dig, to bite into” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s based on the early root ᴱ√SAPA “dig, excavate” (GL/67).

Neo-Sindarin: The root √SAP reappeared in Tolkien’s later writings, but for purposes of Neo-Sindarin I would adapt G. saptha- as a basic verb ᴺS. sab- “to dig” to avoid questions of how its phonetics would have changed in later Sindarin.

References ✧ GL/67




sapthani past ✧ GL/67
sôbi past ✧ GL/67



Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√sab- > saptha- [sapta-] > [sapθa-] > [sapθa-] ✧ GL/67