An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. mekta “center”, ᴱQ. mekte- “aim at”, ᴱQ. meqa “middle”, and ᴱQ. met (mekt-) “mark, aim, object” (QL/60). In the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon it had derivatives like G. mectha “goal, intention” and G. mectha- “aim at; intend, mean” (GL/57). Words for “middle” were derived from √ENED in Tolkien’s later writings, but I think it is worth retaining a Neo-Eldarin root ᴺ√MEK “aim” to salvage other early “aim” and “goal” words derived from this root.
root. *centre; aim
- G. authmeg “midday, high noon”