ᴹ√KHAT root. “hurl, cast, send through air, loose from hand”
This root appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s as ᴱ√HATA “hurl, fling” (QL/39), and in this early period it had derivatives in both Qenya and Gnomish such as ᴱQ. hata- “hurl, fling” and G. hada- “throw at, aim at” (QL/39; GL/48). It appeared again in The Etymologies of the 1930s as ᴹ√KHAT “hurl” with only Noldorin derivatives (Ety/KHAT), and appeared in a list of roots in the Quenya Verbal System of the 1940s with the gloss “hurl, cast, send through air, loose from hand but not nec[essarily] fast”, though the page where it appeared was rejected (PE22/127 note #152). Tolkien’s use of Q. hatal “spear” in writings from the late 1960s indicate its continued validity (VT49/14), as suggested by Patrick Wynne (VT49/33 note #15).
References ✧ Ety/KHAT, LATH; PE22/127
ᴱ√HATA root. “hurl, fling”
Reference ✧ QL/39 ✧ “hurl, fling”