The word in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√SEHE [ÞEHE] with the glosses “pupil” and “bead” (QL/82). Tolkien indicated it also had the same meaning as ᴱQ. sé “eye, eyeball”, but marked this with a “†” indicating that sense was archaic.
noun. pupil; bead; †eye, eyeball
- G. sî “bead, small gem or pearl”
- ᴱ√ÞEHE “*see” ✧ QL/082
Development Stages Sources ᴱ√SEHE > sehte [θextē] > [θexte] > [sexte] ✧ QL/082