Sindarin 

rhass

noun. precipice
Sindarin Group: Eldamo. Published by

avras

noun. precipice
Sindarin [PE17/023] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* rhass

precipice

rhass (i rass for ”older” i** **chrass; construct rhas), pl. rais (?idh rais).

Nandorin 

* hrassa

noun. precipice

Primitive form given as khrassê, derived from a stem KHARÁS (LR:363) that is not defined, but compared to a stem KARAK "sharp fang, spike, tooth" (LR:362). The form khrassê displays the loss of an unaccented stem-vowel often seen in primitive words (cf. for instance d'râk- "wolf" from DARÁK-); the ending is found on a number of words denoting inanimates (though it is also a feminine ending). For the doubling of the final s, compare lassê "leaf" from LAS1 (LR:367).

This hr- is our only example of how primitive khr- comes out in Nandorin; hr is surely meant to denote an unvoiced r, as in Tolkien's later spelling of Quenya words (e.g. hroa "body"). For primitive becoming Nandorin -a, compare cwenda (q.v.) from kwenedê.

Nandorin [H. Fauskanger (LR:362:363)] < KHARÁS. Published by

Noldorin 

rhass

noun. precipice
Noldorin [Ety/KHARÁS] Group: Eldamo. Published by

rhass

noun. precipice
Noldorin [Ety/363] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!

Primitive elvish

khrassē

noun. precipice
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya 

aiqasse

noun. precipice
Qenya [QL/029] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Doriathrin

rhass

noun. precipice

A Doriathrin noun for “precipice” derived from primitive ᴹ✶khrassē (EtyAC/KHARÁS), an example of how [[ilk|initial [x] unvoiced following [l], [r], [w]]] in Ilkorin.

Doriathrin [EtyAC/KHARÁS] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Ossriandric

hrassa

noun. precipice

A noun for “precipice” developed from primitive ᴹ✶khrassē (Ety/KHARÁS). Here the [[dan|aspirate [kʰ] became the voiceless spirant [x] (“ch”)]] and then the [[dan|initial [x] became [h], unvoicing the following [r]]]. The [x]-sound is preserved in the compound name Gochressiel. This word is also an example of how a long final vowel sometimes developed into short final [a].

Ossriandric [Ety/KHARÁS] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish

khrassē

noun. precipice
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/KHARÁS] Group: Eldamo. Published by