√DEL² root. “*fair”
A root meaning “delicate” or “fair of form” that appears in a couple distinct etymological note from 1959; in one of them it was the basis for Q. Elda/S. Edhel (PE17/159). Given the revised etymologies for words for “Elf” in the Quenya and Eldar essay written soon thereafter, this root may have been short lived.
References ✧ PE17/145, 151