√Ad. MINIL root. (triconsonantal-root) “heaven, sky”

√Ad. MINIL root. (triconsonantal-root) “heaven, sky”

A Primitive Adûnaic root glossed “heaven, sky” that Tolkien used as an example of an “early borrowing” from Primitive Elvish: the ancient Elvish root √MENEL became ✶Ad. √MINIL from whatever Avari language influenced Primitive Adûnaic (SD/414).

Reference ✧ SD/414 ✧ “heaven, sky”

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ᴹ√MENEL > MINIL [menel] > [menil] > [minil] ✧ SD/414