ᴱN. ant n. “face, front, forward surface” (Category: In Front)
A word in Early Noldorin Word-lists with glosses “face, front, forward surface”, cognate to ᴱQ. anta “cheek” (PE13/137, 160).
Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, G. ant instead had the gloss “cheek” and was derived from ᴱ✶ṃ̄t- (GL/19), probably related to ᴱ√MATA “eat” (QL/59). In Gnomish Lexicon Slips correcting that document, Tolkien revised the gloss to “face” (PE13/110).
References ✧ PE13/137, 160
|ennir||plural||✧ PE13/137; PE13/160|
G. ant n. “cheek; face” (Category: Face)
References ✧ GL/19; PE13/110
|ᴱ✶ṃ̄t- > ant||[ṃ̄t] > [ṇ̄t] > [ant]||✧ GL/19|