ᴹ√GAW root. “think out, devise, contrive”
A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “think out, devise, contrive”, appearing beside a variant ᴹ√GOWO (Ety/GAWA). Its most notable derivative is the name Q. Aulë, which Tolkien usually translated as “Maker” (S/44) or “Smith” (LotR/1137). Its Noldorin counterpart in the 1930s was N. Gaul, replacing G. Ôla from the 1910s, but Tolkien did not revisit the etymology of Aulë’s name in his later writings. This leaves ᴹ√GAWA as the best known basis for this name, and its 1930s meaning remains consistent with later tranlations of Aulë.
References ✧ Ety/BEL, GAWA, LEP
ᴱ√ENE¹ root. “*idea, invention, devise”
A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives having to do with ideas and devices (QL/35). It seems to have been replaced in the 1930s by ᴹ√GAWA “think out, devise, contrive” (Ety/GAWA).
Reference ✧ QL/35