ᴱ√RAPA root. “drag, pull”
A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with a series of glosses “handle hastily, snatch, grab” >> “tear” >> “drag, pull” but no derivatives (QL/79). The similar form G. drab “labour, toil, irksome work” and other derived words from the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon might be related (GL/30), or could represent a distinct root *ᴱ√DRAP “labour, toil”. ᴱN. drauth “labour” and draust “work” from the Early Noldorin Word-lists from the 1920s seem to be the last published iteration of these forms (PE13/142, 156). The original QL gloss “handle hastily, snatch, grab” might have reemerged in ᴹ√RAPH “snatch” from the 1940s; see the entry √RAPH for further details.
Neo-Eldarin: For purposes of Neo-Eldarin, I think it is worth positing a Neo-Root ᴺ√(D)RAP “toil” to salvage Gnomish drab- words.
References ✧ QL/79