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ᴹ√LUS root. “*empty”

ᴹ√LUS root. “*empty”
ᴱ√LUSU “foment, cherish, warm, bathe”

A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s whose derivatives had to do with empty things, such as ᴹQ. lusta “void, empty”, N. lhoss “wilderness” and N. lhost “empty” (Ety/LUS). The last of these was an element in the name N. Lhothlann or Lothland “Empty and Wide” (Ety/LAD; LR/264), and Tolkien’s continued use of S. Lothlann in later versions of the Silmarillion indicate the ongoing validity of this root (S/123).

References ✧ Ety/KAB, LAD, LUS