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MIR root. “precious; esteem, value”

MIR root. “precious; esteem, value”

The first appearance of this root was as ᴱ√MIRI “smile”, along with variant ᴱ√MṚT͡YṚ and derivatives like ᴱQ. mire “smile” and ᴱQ. mirmile “ripple of laughter” (QL/61). However, in The Etymologies of the 1930s unglossed ᴹ√MIR had derivatives like ᴹQ. míre/N. mîr “jewel, precious thing, treasure” (Ety/MIR), senses these words retained thereafter. The root √MIR appeared several times in Tolkien’s later writings with glosses like “esteem, value” (PE17/37) or “precious” (PE17/165).

References ✧ PE17/37-38, 150, 165

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ᴹ√MIR root. “*precious”

See √MIR for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/BOR, MBIRIL, MIR, ÑGOLOD

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ᴱ√MIRI root. “smile”

See √MIR for discussion.

References ✧ LT1A/Samírien; QL/61

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