G. glair n. “meadow” (Category: Plain, Field)
A noun in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “meadow” (GL/34). It also had an archaic variant form †lair, but Tolkien rejected this (GL/52). It was probably derived from the early root ᴱ√LAẎA “be alive, flourish” as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Tári-Laisi; QL/52).
References ✧ GL/39, 52; LT1A/Tári-Laisi
|ᴱ√LAYA > lair||[laire] > [lair]||✧ LT1A/Tári-Laisi|