ᴱ√ALA¹ root. “gaze‽”
A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “gaze”, though Tolkien marked the gloss with a question mark (QL/29). One of its notable derivatives was ᴱQ. ala “behold, look”, which was probably later replaced with Q. ela “behold”. It is unlikely this root remained valid in Tolkien’s later writing, giving the many conflicting uses to which he gave √AL.
Reference ✧ QL/29 ✧ “gaze‽”