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Middle Primitive Elvish


root. *trouble

An unglossed root in The Etymologies of the 1930s with derivatives like ON. tarsa “trouble” > N. tass “labour, task” and N. trasta- “harass, trouble” (Ety/TARAS).


  • ᴺQ. tarassë “labour”
  • ᴺQ. tarasta- “to harass, trouble”
  • N. trasta- “to harass, trouble” ✧ Ety/TARAS
  • On. tarsa “trouble” ✧ Ety/TARAS
    • N. tass “labour, task” ✧ Ety/TARAS
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/TARAS] Group: Eldamo. Published by