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ᴱ√ǶEHE root. “breath; die, expire”

⚠️ᴱ√ǶEHE root. “breath; die, expire”
THŪ “[ᴹ√] puff, blow”

A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “breath; die, expire” and the derivative ᴱQ. “last hour, death” (QL/41). It also has some derivatives in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon such as G. fest “breath, breathing” and G. festa- “breath[e]” (GL/35). There are no obvious signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing, though the connection between “last breath” and “death” does reappear in the root √PHIR (WJ/387).

Reference ✧ QL/41 ✧ “breath; die, expire”