vasar (þ) noun "veil" (VT42:10, the word was "not in daily use", VT42:9). Older form waþar.
- S. gwath “shadow, dim light, shadow, dim light, [N.] shade” ✧ VT42/09
- √WATHAR “*shadow, veil” ✧ VT42/09; VT42/10
Development Stages Sources √Wathar > waþar > vasar [watʰar] > [waθar] > [βaθar] > [vaθar] > [vasar] ✧ VT42/09 √waþar > vasar [watʰar] > [waθar] > [βaθar] > [vaθar] > [vasar] ✧ VT42/10
vasarya- (þ) vb. "to veil" (VT42:10)
waþar older form of vasar, q.v. (VT42:9)
fanwa noun "veil, screen" (PE17:176, 180)
to veil, cloak, mantle
fanta- vb. "to veil, cloak, mantle" (VT43:22), mainly used of veils cast over things that shone, or that were brighter and more vivid (PE17:174); according to Tolkien usually the strong past tense fánë and perfect afánië were used, but later also fantanë in the past tense (and then perhaps *afantië in the perfect?) (PE17:179-180) Cf halya- (q.v.), the stem of which Tolkien contrasted with the stem of this verb (PE17:184).
veil, conceal, screen from light
halya- vb. "veil, conceal, screen from light" (SKAL1, VT46:13) Tolkien noted that "√SKAL applied to more opaque things that cut off light and cast shadows over other things" (PE17:184), contrasting it with √SPAN, the rejected stem of fanta-, q.v.