ᴱ√GṚÞṚ root. “*admire, have affection for”
A root in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s appearing as gṛþ- replacing deleted kṛþ- with derivatives having to do with care and affection (GL/42). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing, and N. garth had the meaning “fort, fortress” in the 1930s (Ety/ƷAR|GARAT) making it likely this root was abandoned.
References ✧ GL/42