ᴱ√TEFE root. “*hate, dislike”
An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. tempe “hate” and ᴱQ. teve- “hate, dislike” (QL/90), where the -v- was because intervocalic voiceless spirants became voiced in Early Qenya (PE12/17-19). It also had derivatives in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon such as G. tîf “resentment, ill feeling, bitterness” (GL/70). I think it is worth positing a Neo-Root ᴺ√TEB “hate, dislike” to serve as the basis for Elvish “hate” words; I think it is the best option among the various other early roots Tolkien used for this purpose: the derivatives of ᴱ√ÞṆKṆ conflicts with later ᴹQ. sanka/N. thanc “cleft, split” < ᴹ√STAK (Ety/STAK), and ᴱ√MOKO as the final element of G. Gothmog was replaced by ᴹ√MBAW (Ety/MBAW).
References ✧ LT1A/Tevildo; QL/90