ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] helin n. “pansy” (Category: Violet)
A word appearing as ᴱQ. helin “pansy” in the Qenya Lexicon and Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa of the 1910s (QL/39; PME/39). It was unrelated to the early root ᴱ√HELE having to do with ice (QL/39).
Neo-Quenya: The root √KHEL remained the basis for ice words in Tolkien’s later writings, but if helin “pansy” could coexist with the earlier form of this root, I think it can coexist with the later form as well. ᴺQ. helin “pansy” is worth keeping for purposes of Neo-Sindarin since it is the basis for several words for purple flowers and colours. The word helin and its derivatives might be reconceived as being related to the 1930s root ᴹ√ƷEL “sky”, which had derived words having to do with “(pale) blue”.
References ✧ LT1A/Nessa; PME/39; QL/39