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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *whisper

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with variants ᴱ√QISI and {ᴱ√QIŘI >>} ᴱ√QIRI having derivatives like ᴱQ. qisi- “whisper” and ᴱQ. qiri- “murmur”, perhaps the meaning of the base roots (QL/76-77). The roots also seem have derivatives in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon such as G. cwist “secret”, G. cwitha- “murmur, whisper”, and G. cwira- “rustle” (GL/29). The last indication of this root seems to be ᴱN. pis- “whisper” < ᴱ✶kwissa- in Early Noldorin Word-lists from the 1920s (PE13/152).


  • QIŘIQIRI ✧ QL/077


  • ᴱ✶kwissa-
    • En. pis- “to whisper” ✧ PE13/152
  • Eq. qisi- “to whisper” ✧ QL/077
  • Eq. qiri- “to murmur” ✧ QL/077
  • G. cwira- “to rustle”
  • G. cwist “secret”
  • G. cwitha- “to murmur, whisper”


  • QIRI ✧ QL/077
  • QIŘI ✧ QL/078 (QIŘI)
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/077; QL/078] Group: Eldamo. Published by