ᴹ√RAM root. “*wing, fly”
An unglossed root in The Etymologies of the 1930s with derivatives like ᴹQ. ráma “wing”, N. rhofal “pinion”, and N. rhenia- “fly, sail” (Ety/RAM). In the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, very similar “wing” words were instead derived from ᴱ√RAHA: ᴱQ. ráma and G. ram (QL/78; GL/64). In Tolkien’s later writings, he continued to use Q. ráma and S. raw for “wing” (PE17/63), indicating the ongoing validity of ᴹ√RAM.
References ✧ Ety/LOK, RAM, RAN