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ᴹ√ root. “*edge, border”

ᴹ√ root. “*edge, border”

An unglossed root in The Etymologies of the 1930s with derivatives like ᴹQ. ríma “edge, hem, border” and N. rhîf “brink, brim” (Ety/RĪ). Tolkien then added a note “alter to SRI-” without revising the derivatives (EtyAC/RĪ). Given that all its derivatives indicate primitive rīm-, it is almost certainly a later iteration of the unglossed root ᴱ√RIMI from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. rim- “border on, lie at edge, neighbour” and ᴱQ. rímen “border, shore”, given in the same entry with the root ᴱ√RIPI with which it was apparently confused (QL/80). ᴱ√RIMI likewise had derivatives in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon such as G. rim “a stripe, line; border, fringe” (GL/65), though blending with ᴱ√RIPI complicates the analysis; see that entry for further details.

References ✧ Ety/RĪ; EtyAC/RĪ

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ᴱ√RIMI root. “*border”

See ᴹ√ for discussion.

Reference ✧ QL/80

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