S. thîr n. “face” (Category: Face)
Conceptual Development: The same noun N. thîr appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s with the glosses “look, face, expression, countenance”, but there it was derived from the root ᴹ√THĒ “look (see or seem)” (Ety/THĒ). Earlier “face” words include G. gwint from the 1910s (GL/46) and ᴱN. ant from the 1920s with more elaborate form ᴱN. annas (PE13/137, 160).
Reference ✧ VT41/10 ✧ þîr “face”
|✶stīrē > þîr||[stīrē] > [stīre] > [sθīre] > [θīre] > [θīr]||✧ VT41/10|
Reference ✧ Ety/THĒ ✧ “look, face, expression, countenance”
|ᴹ✶thērē > thîr||[tʰērē] > [tʰīrē] > [tʰīre] > [θīre] > [θīr]||✧ Ety/THĒ|
A word for “face, countenance” in Early Noldorin Word-lists, an elaboration of ᴱN. ant “face, front” (PE13/137, 160).
References ✧ PE13/137, 160
|ennais||plural||✧ PE13/137; PE13/160|
|ant||“face, front, forward surface”||✧ PE13/137; PE13/160|
A noun for “face” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, related to the verb G. gwinta- “to see” (GL/46); see that entry for possible etymologies.
References ✧ GL/46, 65; LT1A/Ilwë
|wint||soft-mutation; gw-mutation||✧ GL/65|