Ilk. nef n. “face”
A Doriathrin noun meaning “face” derived from the root ᴹ√NIB (Ety/NIB). The vowel change suggests a primitive form *✶niba, where the [i] became [e] because of Ilkorin a-affection. If this is the case, it is not a direct cognate of N. nîf “front, face”.
Reference ✧ Ety/NIB ✧ Dor. nef “face”
|ᴹ√NIB > nef||[niba] > [neba] > [neva] > [nev]||✧ Ety/NIB|