Quenya 

holyë

noun. hen

Derivations

  • kholjē “hen”
    • KHOL “crow, cry aloud” ✧ PE21/82

Cognates

  • ᴺS. huil “hen”
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Sindarin 

hŷl

noun. hen

Derivations

  • kholjē “hen”
    • KHOL “crow, cry aloud” ✧ PE21/82
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Primitive elvish

porokē

noun. hen

Derivatives

  • ᴺQ. porocë “hen, barn fowl, *chicken”

Derivations

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porok

root. hen

An onomatopoeic root appearing in notes from the late 1960s with variants porok- and korok and the gloss “hen” (VT47/36). It seems to be a restoration of the form ᴱQ. poroke “barn fowl” from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s (QL/75) with Gnomish cognate G. porog “fowl (domestic)” in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon (GL/64). ᴱQ. poroke “hen” reappeared in Qenya Word-lists from the 1920s (PE16/132), and primitive ✶porokĭ “fowl” and ✶porokē “hen” appeared in Common Eldarin: Noun Structure from the early 1950s (PE21/82). Thus this root seems to be a pretty enduring notion.

Variations

  • porok ✧ VT47/36
  • korok ✧ VT47/36

Derivatives

  • porokē “hen”
    • ᴺQ. porocë “hen, barn fowl, *chicken”
  • poroki “fowl”
    • ᴺS. porog “fowl (domestic), *chicken”
  • ᴺS. prôg “fowl, hen”
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korok

root. hen

kholjē

noun. hen

Derivatives

Derivations

  • KHOL “crow, cry aloud” ✧ PE21/82
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Gnomish

porogwil

noun. hen

Variations

  • porog-wil ✧ GL/74
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uil

noun. hen

Derivations

  • ᴱ√OHO “*egg”

Element in

Early Quenya

poroke

noun. barn fowl, hen

The word ᴱQ. poroke “barn fowl” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, along with a second gloss “hen” that was deleted (QL/75). In Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s, Tolkien glossed ᴱQ. poroke as “hen” (PE16/132). In Common Eldarin: Noun Structure from the early 1950s, Tolkien had primitive words ✶porokĭ “fowl” and ✶porokē “hen” (PE21/82). Finally, primitive onomatopoetic roots √porok or √korok “hen” appeared in marginal notes from the late 1960s (VT47/36).

Neo-Quenya: Given the above, I would retain ᴺQ. porocë for purposes of Neo-Quenya, usable both for chickens in general as well as hens, much as the default gender of the English word “chicken” is female rather than male. For a specifically female chicken, however, I would use ᴺQ. holyë “hen”. The word porocë “fowl” might also apply to domesticated birds in general.

Variations

  • Poroke ✧ QL/075

Cognates

  • G. porog “fowl (domestic)”

Element in

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
Porokēstem-✧ QL/075
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