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ᴹ√MOY root. “*dear”

ᴹ√MOY root. “*dear; [ᴱ√] *soft, gentle”

An unglossed root in The Etymologies of the 1930s serving as the basis for ᴹQ. moina and N. muin “dear” (Ety/MOY). An early root *ᴱ√MOYO “*soft, gentle” is strongly implied by words appearing in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s: G. muig/ᴱQ. moika “soft, gentle” and G. muis “softness, tenderness, gentleness” (GL/58). The words G. muin/ᴱQ. moina “safe, secure” and G. muil/ᴱQ. moile “tarn [mountain lake]” may also be related. Given the semantic variation of all these words, it’s hard to know the common meaning (if any) of their root, but for purposes of Neo-Eldarin, “soft, gentle” is probably a good foundation.

References ✧ Ety/MOY, MUY, THEL, TOR


*ᴱ√MOYO root. “*soft, gentle”

See ᴹ√MOY for discussion.