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LAN root. “stretch, extend; ‽twine”

LAN root. “stretch, extend; ‽twine; [ᴹ√] weave”
ᴱ√GWIÐI “*plait, weave”

This root first appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s with the gloss “weave” and derivatives like ᴹQ. lanat “weft” and ᴹQ. lanya- “weave” (Ety/LAN). It reappeared in etymological notes from the late 1960s with the gloss “stretch, extend” or “twine” (the latter marked by Tolkien with a “?”), but its two derivatives were Q. lanya/S. lain “thread” (PE17/60).

Neo-Eldarin: For purposes of Neo-Eldarin, I would assume the root remained primarily the basis for weaving words.

References ✧ PE17/60, 159



ᴹ√LAN root. “weave”

See √LAN for discussion.

Reference ✧ Ety/LAN ✧ “weave”