N. hâl n. “fish” (Category: Fish)
A noun for “fish” appearing on the front page of The Etymologies of the 1930s derived from primitive ᴹ✶khala (EtyAC/KHAL¹). As such, it was probably based on the root ᴹ√KHAL “(small) fish” (Ety/KHAL¹), but may have transferred to ᴹ√SKAL² “small fish” when Tolkien revised that root (Ety/SKAL²).
Reference ✧ EtyAC/KHAL¹ ✧ “fish”
|ᴹ✶khala > hâl||[kʰala] > [xala] > [xal] > [xāl] > [hāl]||✧ EtyAC/KHAL¹|