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noun. elm-tree

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

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ÁLAM > lalm[lalme] > [lalm] > [lalm]✧ Ety/ÁLAM
Doriathrin [Ety/ÁLAM; Ety/LÁLAM] Group: Eldamo. Published by