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ᴱ√WIRI root. “*look”

⚠️ᴱ√WIRI root. “*look”
TIR “watch (over), look at, observe, gaze at; [ᴹ√] guard”
WIR “weave, twine, weaving with cross-threads or withes”

A primitive appearing as {✶gu̯iri >>} ✶u̯iri [ᴱ√WIRI] in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s serving as the basis for G. gwir- “look, look at” and G. gwirith “expression, look (on face); look, regard, fixed look; countenance” (GL/46-47). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing.

References ✧ GL/46