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
|†dîr||“man, adult male; agental suffix”|
|ᴹ√SPAR > feredir||[sparadēr] > [sparadīr] > [sɸaradīr] > [ɸaradīr] > [faradīr] > [feredīr] > [feredir]||✧ Ety/SPAR|
|ᴹ√PHAR² > feredir||[pʰaradīr] > [ɸaradīr] > [faradīr] > [feredīr] > [feredir]||✧ EtyAC/PHAR²|