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Early Quenya


noun. the nearest consanguinity

The term ᴱQ. hesta appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with the gloss “the nearest consanguinity” (QL/40), that is the closest relative sharing a common ancestor, usually a sibling but possibly cousins if one has no siblings. The form hesta is followed by (-le) in parenthesis, which usually indicates a stem form but in this case probably indicates a variant form hestale. This word is derived from the early root ᴱ√HESE.

Neo-Quenya: I would retain this word for purposes of Neo-Quenya as a derivative of the Neo-Root ᴺ√KHETH.


  • G. hest “brother or sister, *sibling; †consanguinity”


  • ᴱ√HESE “brother or sister” ✧ QL/040

Element in

  • Eq. hestaner “brother” ✧ QL/040
  • Eq. hestanu “brother” ✧ QL/040
  • Eq. hestani “sister” ✧ QL/040
  • Eq. hestaqin “sister” ✧ QL/040
  • Eq. hestanoina “bearing the nearest consanguinity” ✧ QL/040

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√HESE > hesta[xestā] > [xesta] > [hesta]✧ QL/040


  • [hesta]le ✧ QL/040
Early Quenya [QL/040] Group: Eldamo. Published by


noun. the nearest consanguinity