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[ᴱ]ᴺ√KWIL root. “colour”

[ᴱ]ᴺ√KWIL root. “colour, color”
See ᴱ√QILI¹ for discussion.


ᴱ√QILI¹ root. “*colour”

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives having to do with colour and adornments like ᴱQ. qile “hue, colour” and ᴱQ. qilya- “adorn, embellish, colour” (QL/77). It had derivatives in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon as well such as G. cwil “hue, tint” (GL/28). As there are no better options for a generic words for “colour” in Tolkien’s later writing, I recommend positing a Neo-Eldarin root ᴺ√KWIL “colour” to preserve these Early Qenya words.

References ✧ GL/22; QL/77