A verb in The Etymologies of the 1930s for “kindle” derived from the root ᴹ√NARTA of the same meaning (EtyAC/NARTA). This root is probably just a causative verb formation from ᴹ√NAR “flame, fire”, more literally “✱make fire”. Hence I think this verb can be used in the general sense of “✱ignite, inflame, set fire to”, etc.
verb. to kindle, to kindle, *ignite, inflame, set fire to
- N. nartha- “to kindle, to kindle, *ignite, inflame, set fire to” ✧ EtyAC/NARTA
- ᴺQ. nartaima “inflammable”
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√NARTA > narta [narta-] ✧ EtyAC/NARTA
- narta ✧ EtyAC/NARTA