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LIK root. “glide, slip, slide, drip”

LIK root. “glide, slip, slide, drip”

A root in notes from the late 1960s glossed “glide, slide, slip, drip” where it served as the basis for primitive ✶linkwē for “light” as an ethereal and liquid-like substance (NM/283). The Quenya word Q. linquë had a similar meaning, but Sindarin S. limp “(bright/clear/gleaming) liquid” was used of used of pools or rills of clean water, and so served as an element in the name S. Limhír (†Limphîr) “Limlight” (NM/284).

References ✧ NM/283, 285