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Early Quenya


verb. to eat


  • G. mad- “to eat”


  • ᴱ✶mat- “to eat” ✧ PE14/058; PE14/070; PE14/070
    • ᴱ√MATA “eat”
  • ᴱ√MATA “eat” ✧ QL/059

Element in

  • Eq. ha·matsir “one eats it, it is eaten” ✧ PE14/056; PE14/085
  • Eq. hi·mante “she ate” ✧ PE14/085
  • Eq. hu·mate “he eats” ✧ PE14/085
  • Eq. matsima “edible” ✧ QL/059
  • Eq. manta “eaten”
  • Eq. matsile “bear”
  • Eq. matso “food” ✧ PE16/141
  • Eq. -matwa “*-eating”
  • Eq. kamanta- “to make eat, give to eat” ✧ QL/043

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ✶mat- > mansie[mantiē] > [mantie] > [mantsie] > [mansie]✧ PE14/058
ᴱ✶mat- > mantye[mantjē] > [mantje]✧ PE14/058
ᴱ✶matī > matsi[matī] > [mati] > [matsi]✧ PE14/070
ᴱ✶mati > mate[mati] > [mate]✧ PE14/070
ᴱ√MATA > mat-[mat-]✧ QL/059


  • mat- ✧ PE14/028; PE14/057; PE16/141; QL/059
  • máta- ✧ QL/043
Early Quenya [PE12/026; PE14/023; PE14/028; PE14/034; PE14/056; PE14/057; PE14/058; PE14/059; PE14/070; PE14/085; PE16/141; QL/043; QL/059] Group: Eldamo. Published by


verb. to eat