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MET root. “end, finally”

MET root. “end, finally”

This root first appeared as ᴹ√MET “end” in The Etymologies of the 1930s (Ety/MET). It may have had a conceptual precursor in ᴱQ. met “mark, aim, object”, but that word was derived from ᴱ√MEKE and had a stem form mekt- (QL/60). In any case, met- appeared quite frequently for “end” words from the 1930s forward, and the root itself was mentioned in a list from the late 1950s or early 1960s where Tolkien clarified that it had to do with “finality” only, as opposed to √TEN which meant “end” in the sense “point aimed at” (VT49/24).

Reference ✧ VT49/24 ✧ met “end = finality”

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ᴹ√MET root. “end”

See √MET for discussion.

Reference ✧ Ety/MET ✧ “end”

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