ᴱ√GWEVE root. “*worm”
A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. wembe/G. gwem “worm” (QL/103, GL/45). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing. It might be worth retaining this root for the purposes of Neo-Eldarin (as ᴺ√WEB) to salvage some of its early derivatives; there is the much later root √LEWEK “worm” (PE17/160), but its derivatives (particularly in Quenya) seem to have more do to with snakes than insects.
Reference ✧ QL/103