This root appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “red” (Ety/KARÁN), a later iteration of ᴱ√KṚN of the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s of the same meaning, but with syllabic ṛ (QL/48). Its main Quenya derivative, Q. carnë, retained the same form throughout Tolkien’s life, but its Gnomish forms G. carn(in) “scarlet” and G. crintha “rosy, pink” (GL/25, 27) became N. caran “red” in the 1930s, and retained that form thereafter.
- KARÁN ✧ Ety/KARÁN; Ety/RAS; Ety/THĒ
kárāni→ karani ✧ Ety/KARÁN
- ᴹ√KARAN “red” ✧ Ety/KARÁN
- kárāni ✧ EtyAC/KARÁN (