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N. galas n. “growth, plant” (Category: Plant, Herb)

N. galas, n. “plant, growth” (Category: Plant, Herb)
G. lauth “a plant, herb”

A word in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “growth, plant” under the root ᴹ√GALA “thrive” (Ety/GALA). It seems to be an abstract elaboration of the verb N. gala- “to grow”, so perhaps refers both to “growth” as a process, as well as a “plant” as a thing that grows.

Conceptual Development: The Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s had G. caltha “a plant, herb” based on the early root ᴱ√cala- “*grow” (GL/25), apparently a precursor to √GAL(A) “grow” of the 1930s and later.

References ✧ Ety/GALA; EtyAC/GAL²



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√GALA > galas [galasse] > [galass] > [galas] ✧ Ety/GALA

G. caltha n. “plant, herb” (Category: Plant, Herb)

See N. galas for discussion.

Reference ✧ GL/25 ✧ “a plant, herb”


ᴱ√KALA² “*grow” ✧ GL/25 (cala)
#-tha² “noun or adjective suffix” ✧ GL/25 (#-tha)