√PATH root. “smooth (to feel), silky”
This root first appeared as unglossed ᴹ√PATH in The Etymologies of the 1930s with derivatives like ᴹQ. pasta/N. path “smooth” and N. pathw “level place, sward” (Ety/PATH). It reappeared in the Outline of Phonology from the early 1950s as √PATH “to smooth” (PE19/88), and again in etymological notes from 1959 as √PĂTH/PAS “smooth (to feel), silky” (PE17/171).
References ✧ PE17/158, 171; PE19/88
ᴹ√PATH root. “*smooth”
References ✧ Ety/PAT, PATH; EtyAC/PATH