ᴹ√(G)LIB root. “*ointment”
An unglossed root in The Etymologies of the 1930s with derivatives having to do with ointment and soap (Ety/LIB²). It appeared in both strengthened form ᴹ√GLIB and unstrengthened ᴹ√LIB, being the basis for Noldorin and Quenya words respectively. The later root √LIP “oil” (VT44/15) might be a variant of this root.
References ✧ Ety/LIB²; EtyAC/GLIB
|GLIB||strengthened||✧ Ety/LIB²; EtyAC/GLIB|