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PIK is a Primitive Quendian root without any given signification, except for what can be determined from its derivatives.[1]

Before arriving at the form PIK, Tolkien experimented with the form PEK.[2]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 382 (root appearing as "PIK-")
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 10 (root appearing as "PEK-")