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Middle Primitive Elvish


root. *(fine) grit

An unglossed root in The Etymologies of the 1930s with derivatives ᴹQ. litse/N. lith “sand” (Ety/LIT). Elsewhere N. lith was translated “ash” (TI/208), so perhaps the meaning of the root was something like “✱(fine) grit”. Tolkien’s continued use of S. lith “ash” indicates its ongoing validity (RC/765; SA/lith).


  • ᴹ✶litse “sand” ✧ Ety/LIT
    • ᴹQ. litse “sand” ✧ Ety/LIT
    • On. litthe “sand” ✧ Ety/LIT
    • N. lith “sand” ✧ Ety/LIT
  • ᴺQ. littë “ash”
  • S. lith “ash, ash; [N.] sand”

Element in

  • N. Fauglith “Thirsty Sand” ✧ Ety/PHAU
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/LIT; Ety/PHAU] Group: Eldamo. Published by