A noun meaning “elm-tree” developed from the root ᴹ√(L)ALAM (Ety/ÁLAM). An identical form appeared elsewhere in The Etymologies with its language marked “D”, perhaps for Doriathrin (Ety/LÁLAM). This word is unusual in that its [[ilk|final [m] did not become syllabic after a consonant]], although it did for other similar words such as talum.
- ᴹQ. alalme “elm-tree” ✧ Ety/ÁLAM; Ety/LÁLAM
- ᴹ√(L)ALAM “elm-tree” ✧ Ety/ÁLAM; Ety/LÁLAM
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√ÁLAM > lalm [lalme] > [lalm] > [lalm] ✧ Ety/ÁLAM