Ilk. hedhu adj. “grey” (Category: Grey)
A Doriathrin adjective for “grey” written heðu in The Etymologies, and derived from the primitive form ᴹ✶khithwa [kʰitʰwa] (Ety/KHIS). This word illustrates several interesting phonetic changes in Ilkorin.
In most other Doriathrin words, a final [u] from [w] further developed into [o]; it is unclear why this change did not occur here.
References ✧ Ety/KHIS; EtyAC/KHIS
|ᴹ✶khithwa > heðu||[kʰitʰwa] > [kʰetʰwa] > [xetʰwa] > [xeθwa] > [xeθw] > [xeðw] > [heðw] > [heðu]||✧ Ety/KHIS|