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KOY root. “*live, have life”

KOY root. “[ᴹ√] live, have life”

In the Qenya Lexicon, the root for words having to do with “life” and “awakening” was ᴱ√KOẎO (QL/48) @@@ also ᴱ√QIVI, whereas in The Etymologies the root became ᴹ√KUY. It seems the root √KUY retained the sense “awakening” in later writings, most notably in Q. Cuiviénen “Water of Awakening”, S. Nen Echui.

The root for “life”, however, seems to have again become √KOY in later writings, with derivatives such as Q. coirë “stirring, early spring” (LotR/1107) and Q. coimas “life-bread” (PM/404). If so, the Noldorin derivatives of ᴹ√KUY could be valid Sindarin words as derivatives of √KOY, since both the primitive diphthongs ✶[oi, ui] > S. [ui] (VT48/7).

Reference ✧ PE22/136 ✧ KOJ

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ᴹ√KOY root. “live, have life”

Reference ✧ PE22/125 ✧ “live, have life”

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ᴱ√KOẎO root. “have life”

References ✧ GL/29; LT1A/Koivië-néni; QL/48

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