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Tamas Ferencz Mar 16, 2015 (12:14)


Q. cesta- [þ] vb. “to seek, search for”

quest (n.)
c.1300, "an inquest;" early 14c., "a search for something" (especially of judicial inquiries or hounds seeking game), from Old French queste "search, quest, chase, hunt, pursuit; inquest, inquiry" (12c., Modern French quête), properly "the act of seeking," and directly from Medieval Latin questa "search, inquiry," alteration of Latin quaesitus (fem. quaesita) "sought-out, select," past participle of quaerere "seek, gain, ask" (see query (n.)). Romance sense of "adventure undertaken by a knight" (especially the search for the Grail) is attested from late 14c. Johnson's dictionary has questmonger "Starter of lawsuits or prosecutions."

Hjalmar Holm Mar 16, 2015 (12:38)

So a Neo-Q noun cest could mean "quest"?
 It's almost too similar.

Tamas Ferencz Mar 16, 2015 (13:07)

+Hjalmar Holm
we can't really have words ending in -st in Q so rather something like *cestale, *cestie, but yes, this is one of those Eldarin words with a strong resemblance to a real-world counterpart.

Jenna Carpenter Mar 19, 2015 (11:19)

There was a list of all words in Q/S etc. that resemble words in other languages, but I can only find the Quenya/Finnish list...

Tamas Ferencz Mar 19, 2015 (11:47)

Jenna Carpenter Mar 20, 2015 (10:48)

Hmm that wasn't the one, but it does have a few more!