#ᴱ√GWESE root. “greet, welcome”
A (Gnomish-only?) root implicit in the verb G. gwes- from the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, with other derivatives like G. gwest “greeting, welcome, salute”, G. gwesol “affable”, and G. gwîs “entertainment” (GL/46-47). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing. The later root √NATH “welcome, be kind to” seems to have a similar meaning.
Reference ✧ GL/46 ✧ #gwes-