ᴹ√SLIG root. “*entwine, thread; spider”
An unglossed root in The Etymologies of the 1930s, with derivatives like ᴹQ. lia/N. thlê “fine thread, spider filament” and ᴹQ. líne/N. thling “cobweb, [N.] spider” (Ety/SLIG). It is probably a later iteration of the primitive form ᴱ√LI+ya “unite many as one” from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. lia “twine” and ᴱQ. liante “tendril” (QL/53), with analogous forms G. lind “twine” and G. -liont in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon (GL/54). For purposes of Neo-Eldarin, it is probably best to assume this root is associated with collections of thread rather than directly with spiders, since in later writings spider words were based on √ungu- (PE22/160).
References ✧ Ety/DOƷ, SLIG, UÑG
ᴱ√LIYA root. “unite many as one”
References ✧ LT1A/Ungwë Lianti; QL/53