ᴺS. [ᴱN.] ^saeb¹ adj. “hungry” (Category: Hunger)
The adjective G. saig “hungry” appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/66), clearly based on the early root ᴱ√SAẎA “hunger” which was mostly used in combination with -kǝ (QL/82). This word reappeared in Early Noldorin Word-lists, but was revised to ᴱN. haib (PE13/146, 153). Here the final b probably represents a shift of the ancient form to *saik-wā, while the initial h reflects the tendency of initial s to become h in the Noldorin of the 1920s (HIPTN/§4.1.1).
Neo-Sindarin: For purposes of Neo-Sindarin, I use ᴺS. saeb “hungry” as an update of the 1920s form to better fit Sindarin phonology. Fiona Jallings first coined this neologism based on ᴱQ. saiqa (FJNS/352).
References ✧ PE13/146, 153