N. hethw adj. “foggy, obscure, vague” (Category: Mist, Fog, Haze)
- ⚠️N. hethw, adj. “foggy, obscure, vague” (Category: Mist, Fog, Haze)
- ᴺS. ^hethu “foggy, obscure, vague”
An adjective in The Etymologies of the 1930s given as N. hethw “foggy, obscure, vague” derived from primitive ᴹ✶khithwa under the root ᴹ√KHITH “mist, fog” (Ety/KHIS; EtyAC/KHIS).
Conceptual Development: G. huir “foggy” from the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s is a likely precursor (GL/49), perhaps derived from a (hypothetical) early root *ᴱ√HUYU.
Neo-Sindarin: If adapted to Neo-Sindarin, this word would become ᴺS. hethu, as suggested in Hiswelókë’s Sindarin Dictionary (HSD).
Reference ✧ Ety/KHIS ✧ “foggy, obscure, vague”
|ᴹ✶khithwa > hethw
||[kʰitʰwa] > [xitʰwa] > [xiθwa] > [xeθwa] > [xeθw] > [heθw] > [heθu]
|| ✧ Ety/KHIS
ᴱN. blaithren adj. “foggy” (Category: Mist, Fog, Haze)
A word for “foggy” in Early Noldorin Word-lists from the 1920s, an adjectival form of ᴱN. blaith “fog” (PE13/139).
References ✧ PE13/139