Q. mól n. “slave”
Conceptual Development: In the Qenya Lexicon from the 1910s the word for “slave” or “servant” was ᴱQ. virt or vartyo, derived from the root ᴱ√VṚTYṚ “serve” (QL/102). In the two variants, either the short syllabic [ṛ] became [ir] before palatized [tʲ], or long syllabic [ṝ] became [ar]. This word appeared as an element in the name ᴱQ. Virtinoldor “Thrall-Noldoli” for those Noldor enslaved by Melko(r) in the early tales (PE14/9).
In the Gnomish Lexicon from the same period, another Qenya word for “slave” or “servant” was given as ᴱQ. norka derived from primitive ᴱ✶norokā́ (GL/31), though its relationship to other roots is unclear.
The form ᴹQ. mól first appeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s, already having the derivation given above (Ety/MŌ). This word also appeared in Tolkien’s later writings from the 1950s (VT43/31). A later term for "Slave Noldorin” was ᴹQ. Mólanoldorin (Ety/MŌ; LR/177), a strong indication that mól replaced Early Qenya virt.
Reference ✧ VT43/31 ✧ mōl “slave”
|✶mō-l > mōl||[mōl]||✧ VT43/31|
ᴹQ. mól n. “slave, thrall”
Reference ✧ Ety/MŌ ✧ “slave, thrall”
|ᴹ✶mōl- > mól||[mōl]||✧ Ety/MŌ|
ᴱQ. norka n. “slave, thrall, servant”
Reference ✧ GL/31 ✧ “slave, thrall, servant”
|ᴱ✶norokā́ > norka||[norokā] > [noroka] > [norka]||✧ GL/31|
ᴱQ. virt (virty-) n. “servant, slave”
References ✧ QL/102
|ᴱ√VṚT͡YṚ > virt||[βṛtʲǝ] > [βṛtʲ] > [vṛtʲ] > [virtʲ] > [virt]||✧ QL/102|
|ᴱ√VṚT͡YṚ > vartyo||[βṝtʲō] > [βṝtʲo] > [vṝtʲo] > [vartʲo]||✧ QL/102|