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LOY root. “go wrong, fail”

LOY root. “go wrong, fail, [ᴹ√] miss, fail to go; ⚠️lack, be without”

A Quenya-only root in linguistic notes from 1959 meaning “go wrong, fail” with the basic sense of “miss mark, go (or send) wrong, fall short or beside ([one’s] aim, what is due or proper)” (PE17/151); in a marginal note Tolkien also wrote “go awry, ill, wrongly”. Its Sindarin equivalent was √DEW. The root ᴹ√LOY also appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s with the gloss “lack, be without; miss, fail to go”, though all of its derivatives were rejected (EtyAC/LOYO).

References ✧ PE17/151, 161

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ᴹ√LOY root. “lack, be without; miss, fail to go”

References ✧ EtyAC/LŌ, LOYO

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“ablative element” ✧ EtyAC/LŌ

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