Primitive elvish

grā

noun. dog, bear

Changes

  • grāgrā “bear” ✧ VT47/35

Derivatives

  • S. graw “bear” ✧ VT47/12

Derivations

  • GRAW “[unglossed], [ᴹ√] dark, swart” ✧ VT47/35
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grawa

noun. dog

Derivatives

  • Q. roa “dog” ✧ VT47/35

Derivations

  • GRAW “[unglossed], [ᴹ√] dark, swart” ✧ VT47/35
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wā(w)

noun. dog

Changes

  • wā(w)grā “dog” ✧ VT47/35
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yarr-

noun. dog, dog; *growl, snarl

In the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, Tolkien gave the root ᴱ√YAPA “snarl, snap, bark ill-temperedly” (QL/105). It had no derivatives in QL, but in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon the words G. gab- “bark, bay (of dogs)” and G. gôbi “a large hound” were clearly related (GL/36). There were no similar forms for many years, but then primitive ✶yarr- “dog” appeared in notes from 1968 (VT47/36). This later primitive was likely related to Q. yarra- “growl, snarl” from the Q. Markirya poem of this same period (MC/223), perhaps from a root YAR*.

Derivatives

  • ᴺQ. yarra “️growl, snarl”
  • Q. yarra- “to growl, snarl”
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