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N. feredir n. “hunter” (Category: to Hunt)

N. feredir, n. “hunter” (Category: to Hunt)

A word for “hunter” in The Etymologies of the 1930s, a combination of the verb N. fara- “to hunt” with the agental suffix N. -dir (Ety/SPAR). It had a (class) plural form faradrim; perhaps in this case the class plural was also used as the ordinary plural. This word shows i-affection from its suffix -dir, causing the a’s in the word to become e’s. This is unusual, especially in later Sindarin, where in “recognized compounds” the initial element of the compound did not normally undergo i-affection: compare S. randir “wanderer” with initial element from ran-.

References ✧ Ety/SPAR; EtyAC/PHAR²




faradrim class-plural ✧ Ety/SPAR
faradrim class-plural ✧ EtyAC/PHAR²


fara- “to hunt”
dîr “man, adult male; agental suffix”

Element In


Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√SPAR > feredir [sparadēr] > [sparadīr] > [sɸaradīr] > [ɸaradīr] > [faradīr] > [feredīr] > [feredir] ✧ Ety/SPAR
ᴹ√PHAR² > feredir [pʰaradīr] > [ɸaradīr] > [faradīr] > [feredīr] > [feredir] ✧ EtyAC/PHAR²