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ᴹ√WAƷ root. “stain, soil”

ᴹ√WAƷ root. “stain, soil”

A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “stain, soil” with derivatives like ᴹQ. vakse/N. gwass “stain” and ᴹQ. vára/N. gwaur “soiled, dirty” (Ety/WAƷ). Tolkien also gave it an alternate form ᴹ√VAG (EtyAC/WAƷ). The 1930s name N. Iarwath or Iarwaeth “Blood-stained” was based on this root (Ety/WAƷ, YAR; WJ/83). In the 1950s Tolkien change this name to S. Agarwaen (WJ/142), and the second element of this name (S. *gwaen) might still be based on ᴹ√WAƷ.

References ✧ Ety/WAƷ, YAR; EtyAC/WAƷ