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Middle Primitive Elvish


root. break asunder

A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed {“break, rend asunder” >>} “break asunder” with derivatives ᴹQ. hat- of similar meaning and ᴹQ. terhat- “break apart” (Ety/SKAT). The latter was seen in early versions of the Lament of Atalante from the 1930s (LR/47, 56) only to eventually be replaced in the 1940s by ᴹQ. askante (SD/310) and then sakkante (SD/246), both of which may still have been related to ᴹ√SKAT.


  • SKATSKAT “break, rend asunder” ✧ Ety/SKAT


  • ᴹQ. askat- “to rend, break asunder”
  • ᴹQ. hat- “to break asunder” ✧ Ety/SKAT
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/SKAT; EtyAC/SKAT] Group: Eldamo. Published by