Primitive elvish


noun. child


  • KHIN “child” ✧ WJ/403


  • Q. hína “child” ✧ WJ/403
  • S. hên “child” ✧ WJ/403


  • khīnā/khinā ✧ WJ/403
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root. child

A root appearing in Notes on Names (NN) from 1957 with the gloss “child” (PE17/157), and again in the Quendi and Eldar essay of 1959-60 with the same gloss (WJ/403). It was the basis for the words Q. hína and S. hên “child”, which were probably inspired by the Adûnaic patronymic suffix -hin that Tolkien introduced in the 1940s as part of Êruhin “Child of God” (SD/358), originally an Adûnaic word but later on used in Sindarin (Let/345; MR/330). This root might be a later iteration of the early root ᴱ√HILI from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s whose derivatives had to do with children (QL/40). As evidence of this, the Adûnaic word was first given as Eruhil (SD/341).


  • Ad. -hin “child, patronymic”
  • khīnā “child” ✧ WJ/403
    • Q. hína “child” ✧ WJ/403
    • S. hên “child” ✧ WJ/403
  • Q. hína “child” ✧ PE17/157
  • Q. hindë “[unglossed]” ✧ PE17/157
  • Q. hindo “[unglossed]” ✧ PE17/157
  • ᴺQ. hinta- “to adopt”
  • Q. hinyë “baby”


  • khin ✧ WJ/403
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