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Early Primitive Elvish


noun. *oil

The primitive form ᴱ✶mḷgo appeared in Early Noldorin word lists of the 1920s serving as the basis for various “oil” words (PE13/139). It may have replaced ᴱ√ILI “shine oily” from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s (QL/42), and may in turn have been replaced by √LIP “oil” from a list of roots from 1968 (VT44/15), though in this list √LIP had no derivatives.

Neo-Eldarin: For purposes of Neo-Eldarin, I think it is worth positing a Neo-Eldarin root √MILIG to salvage derivatives of 1920s ᴱ✶mḷgo.


  • Eilk. molk “sap” ✧ PE13/139
  • Eq. millo “oil” ✧ PE13/139
  • En. blé “fat of meat”
  • En. bliw “oil” ✧ PE13/139
  • Et. milga “fat of meat”
  • Et. milgo “oil” ✧ PE13/139


  • mlgo ✧ PE13/139
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