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ᴱN. cas n. “skull” (Category: Skull)

⚠️ᴱN. cas, n. “skull, [G.] head” (Category: Skull)
ᴺS. corob “skull”
S. dol(l) “head, hill”

A noun appearing as G. cas “head, skull” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, where Tolkien said it was “only used of physical head of bodies” (GL/25). It was clearly derived from the early root ᴱ√KASA “head” (QL/31). The word ᴱN. cas “skull” reappeared in Early Noldorin Word-lists of the 1920s (PE13/140). Given the tendency of non-initial s to vanish in later iterations of the language (something that was not a feature of Gnomish of the 1910s), Tolkien likely abandoned this word; in The Etymologies of the 1930s, ᴹ√KAS “head” had no Noldorin derivatives (Ety/KAS).

Reference ✧ PE13/140 ✧ “skull”


G. cas n. “head, skull” (Category: Head)

See ᴱN. cas for discussion.

Reference ✧ GL/25 ✧ Cas “head, skull”

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