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Old Noldorin 

mattha-

verb. to stroke, feel, handle

Variations

  • matthō-be ✧ EtyAC/MAƷ

Derivatives

  • N. matha- “to stroke, feel, handle” ✧ Ety/MAƷ; EtyAC/MAƷ

Derivations

  • ᴹ✶mahtā- “to handle, stroke, feel; to deal with, wield, treat” ✧ Ety/MAƷ; EtyAC/MAƷ
    • ᴹ✶maʒtā- “to handle, stroke, feel” ✧ Ety/MAƷ; EtyAC/MAƷ
    • ᴹ√MAƷ “hand” ✧ Ety/MAƷ; Ety/MAK; EtyAC/MAƷ
    • ᴹ√MAƷ “hand” ✧ PE19/048

Cognates

  • ᴹQ. mahta- “to handle, wield; to deal with, treat; to stroke, feel; to wield a weapon, fight” ✧ Ety/MAƷ

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ✶mahtā́ > matthṓ-be[mahta-] > [matta-] > [mattʰa-] > [maθθa-]✧ Ety/MAƷ

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
matthṓ-beinfinitive“stroke, feel, handle”✧ Ety/MAƷ
-matt(h)óbeinfinitive“stroke, feel, handle”✧ EtyAC/MAƷ
Old Noldorin [Ety/MAƷ; EtyAC/MAƷ] Group: Eldamo. Published by