ᴺS. [G.] hel- v. “to freeze” (Category: to Freeze)
The verb G. hel- “freeze” appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s as derivative of primitive χele-k (GL/48), based on the early root ᴱ√HELE as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Helkar; QL/39).
References ✧ GL/48; LT1A/Helkar
|ᴱ√χele-k > hel-||[xel-] > [hel-]||✧ GL/48|