Q. ehtelë n. “spring, issue of water” (Category: Spring, Well)
A noun glossed “spring, issue of water”, derived from the primitive form ✶et-kelē, literally “*out-flow”, but in ancient times the [tk] was transposed to [kt] giving ektelē (SA/kel; Ety/KEL). In Quenya, this kt became ht [xt].
Conceptual Development: In the Qenya Lexicon from the 1910s, this word appeared as ᴱQ. ektele “fountain”, a variant of ᴱQ. kektele (QL/35). This word was mentioned in a number of other documents from this period, including the Gnomish Lexicon (GL/31), the Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/46), and the Name-list to the Fall of Gondolin (PE15/23). In Early Noldorin Word-lists of the 1920s it appeared as ᴱQ. ehtil (PE13/136, 158). In The Etymologies of the 1930s it appeared as ᴹQ. ehtele with the gloss and derivation given above (Ety/ET, KEL).
Reference ✧ SA/kel ✧ “issue of water, spring”
References ✧ Ety/ET, KEL
|et-||“forth, out”||✧ Ety/ET|
|ᴹ√KEL||“flow, flow away (downhill), run (of water or rivers), run away especially downwards or at end”||✧ Ety/ET|
|ᴹ✶ektele > ehtele||[ektele] > [extele]||✧ Ety/KEL|
References ✧ PE13/136, 158
References ✧ GL/31; LT1A/Kelusindi; LT2A/Ecthelion; PE15/23; PME/46; QL/35