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N. gwilith n. “air (as a region)” (Category: Air, Ether)

N. gwilith, n. “air (as a region), *lower sky; ⚠️[G.] breeze” (Category: Air, Ether)

An abstract noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “air as a region” under the root ᴹ√WIL (Ety/WIL). In other words, you breath N. gwelw (ᴺS. gwelu) “air as a substance”, but birds fly through gwilith, basically making it the lower sky below the clouds.

Conceptual Development: In Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, G. gwilith was “a breeze” (GL/45).

Reference ✧ Ety/WIL ✧ “air (as a region)”

Related

Elements

ᴹ√WIL “fly, float in air”
#-th “abstract noun”

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√WIL > gwilith [wilitte] > [wilittʰe] > [wiliθθe] > [gwiliθθe] > [gwiliθθ] > [gwiliθ] ✧ Ety/WIL

G. gwilith n. “breeze” (Category: Breeze)

See N. gwilith for discussion.

References ✧ GL/23, 45; LT1A/Vilna

Glosses

Elements

ᴱ√GWILI¹ ✧ GL/45 (‽gu̯il); LT1A/Vilna
#-(o)th ✧ GL/45 (#-ith)