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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *chin

This root appeared as unglossed ᴱ√VETE in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives ᴱQ. velte “beard” and ᴱQ. venta “chin” (QL/101). I think it is worth positing a Neo-Root √BENET “chin” to salvage the latter word, perhaps as an elaboration on ᴹ√BEN “angle”.


  • Eq. velte “beard” ✧ QL/101
  • Eq. venta “chin” ✧ QL/101
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/101] Group: Eldamo. Published by