A rejected root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “precede, come forward, hence” providing an etymology for the words for Elf (Ety/EDE). The rejected Noldorin form N. Edhel may have been an early attempt to revise N. Eledh “Elf”, which in Sindarin became S. Edhel < √DEL (WJ/363-4). As such, this root may have been an early iteration of √DEL “walk, go, proceed, travel”.
root. precede, come forward, hence
ednōno“firstborn” ✧ EtyAC/NŌ ( ednōno/edenono/ennos)
EDE✧ EtyAC/EDE ( EDE); EtyAC/NŌ ( EDE)