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Early Primitive Elvish

vḷðḷ

root. *worth, value

The unglossed root ᴱ√VḶŘḶ [VḶÐḶ] appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. valda “worth; worthy, dear” and ᴱQ. vildi- “it matters, is of significance, worth, moment” (QL/102). In the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon the primitive form was given as vḷd with derivatives like G. bâl “worthy, important; great, mighty” (GL/21, 23). ᴱN. balt “might” from the 1920s could be related (PE13/138). I think it is worth positing a Neo-Root ᴺ√BALAD “worth, value” as an elaboration on √BAL to serve as the basis for words having to do with worth, value and significance.

Variations

  • vḷd ✧ GL/21; GL/23
  • VḶŘḶ ✧ QL/102

Derivatives

  • Eq. valda “worth; worthy, dear” ✧ QL/102
  • Eq. vildi- “to matter; to be of significance, worth, moment” ✧ QL/102
  • Eq. vil(de) “matter, business, affair, thing” ✧ QL/102
  • G. bâl “worthy, important; great, mighty” ✧ GL/21; GL/23
  • En. balt “might”
Early Primitive Elvish [GL/21; GL/23; QL/102] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vṛðṛ

root. *rule

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s appearing as ᴱ√VṚDṚ, but primitive forms ᴱ✶vṝđa and ᴱ✶vṛđní suggest the actual root was ᴱ√VṚÐṚ; it had derivatives like ᴱQ. vard- “rule, govern”, ᴱQ. varni “queen”, and ᴱQ. Varda (QL/102). In the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon it had derivatives like G. bardha- “rule, reign” and G. bridh(n)ir “queen” (GL/22, 24). In later writings, Q. Varda was derived from √BARAD “lofty”.

Variations

  • VṚDṚ ✧ QL/102

Derivatives

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