A verb in The Etymologies of the 1930s for “kindle” given in the Noldorin infinitive form nartho and 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”, and thus 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
verb. to kindle, to kindle, *ignite, inflame, set fire to
- ᴹQ. narta- “to kindle, to kindle, *ignite, inflame, set fire to” ✧ EtyAC/NARTA
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√NARTA > nartho [narta-] > [nartʰa-] > [narθa-] ✧ EtyAC/NARTA