Primitive elvish


root. belt, girdle


  • ᴺQ. quilta “belt, girdle”
  • ᴺQ. quilta- “to gird, encircle”
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Early Quenya


noun. belt, girdle

A noun appearing as ᴱQ. qilta “girdle, belt” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√QḶTḶ (QL/78). It also appeared with the gloss “belt” in the contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/78).

Neo-Quenya: For purposes of Neo-Quenya, I would retain ᴺQ. quilta “belt” from a Neo-Root ᴺ√KWILIT, but for “girdle” I would use Q. lesta (WJ/369).


  • ᴱ√QḶTḶ “*belt, girdle” ✧ QL/078

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Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√QḶTḶ > qilta[kʷḷtā] > [kʷḷta] > [kʷilta]✧ QL/078
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