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ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] itis [þ] n. “fly bite; *itch” (Category: Fly (n))

ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] itis [þ], n. “fly bite; *itch” (Category: Fly (n))
See ᴱQ. itis for discussion.


ᴱQ. itis n. “a fly bite” (Category: Fly (n))

The word ᴱQ. itis “a fly bite” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s derived from the early root ᴱ√ITI “peck, bite (of flies), annoy” (QL/43). Tolkien first wrote this form as itis(s-) implying a stem from of itiss-, but he erased the second s and wrote “(-s)” separately, which seems to imply a stem form of itis-.

Neo-Quenya: I would adapt this word as ᴺQ. itis [þ] based on the Neo-Root ᴺ√ITITH, chosen to preserve Late Quenya s in all forms, and extend its meaning to include both “fly bite” and “*itch” based on the adjective itisin “itching”.

References ✧ QL/43




[iti]s- stem ✧ QL/43
itis(s-) stem ✧ QL/43

Element In


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√ITI > itis [itiss] > [itis] ✧ QL/43