A root appearing as both √KAV and √KAB in verbal notes from the 1940s with glosses like “be able” and “capable” (PE22/105, 127). In this sense it was probably replaced by √POL in Tolkien’s later writing (PE17/181). It relationship to √KAB which was “hold, contain, retain” is unclear.
- KAB ✧ Ety/KAB; Ety/KHYAR; Ety/KWAT; Ety/LUS; Ety/MAƷ; Ety/PHOR; EtyAC/KAB (
root. to be able, capable
- KAV- ✧ PE22/105
- KAB ✧ PE22/127