## Early Primitive Elvish

## mḷðḷ

root. crush, pound

## Derivatives

## Variations

MLŘL✧ QL/062MḶDḶ✧ QL/063

## mṛðṛ

root. grind

## Derivatives

## Element in

- G. brithla “pearl”
## Variations

MṚŘṚ✧ QL/059; QL/063

## m(b)ṇðṇ

root. bind

## Changes

→~~MANÐAN~~Mᵇ(A)NÐ(A)N✧ QL/058## Derivatives

## Variations

mᵇṇřṇ✧ PME/058Mᵇ(A)NÐ(A)N✧ QL/058MAND✧ QL/058MANÐAN✧ QL/058 ()~~MANÐAN~~MṆÐṆ✧ QL/063

## hotho

root. bind

## mlřl

root. crush, pound

## mṛřṛ

root. grind

A root in the

Qenya Lexiconof the 1910s given as ᴱ√MṚŘṚwith derivatives like ᴱQ.mar(mard-) “grit, course grain or powder”, ᴱQ.mard-“grind, pulverize” and ᴱQ.marma“sand” (QL/63). In a list of roots at the end of the M-section, ᴱ√MṚÐṚwas gloss “grind” (QL/63). Early in the M-section Tolkien had the root {ᴱ√MAŘA²>>} ᴱ√MARAas a dialectical variation or byform of ᴱ√MṚŘṚ, with the derivative ᴱQ.marilla“pearl” (QL/59); see that entry for details. The Gnomish cognate of ᴱQ.marillawas given as G.brithla“pearl” in the contemporaneousGnomish Lexicon(GL/24), and this Gnomish word probably a derivative of ᴱ√MṚÐṚ. In that document these words served as the base for ᴱQ.Silmariland its Gnomish equivalent G.Silubrilt(GL/67). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing, and Q.Silmarilwas given different etymologies later on.