ᴱ√ÞṆKṆ root. “*hate”
A variant root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s given under the entry for ᴱ√SṆKṆ “rend, tear” with which it was confused, but having derivatives like ᴱQ. sanka⁽²⁾ “hate, fierce hatred” and ᴱQ. sanke “hateful” (QL/85). In the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon, words like G. thanc “loathing, hatred” and G. thancol “loathsome” were probably related (GL/72). But the Gnomish Lexicon also had a base form sag- with derivatives like G. sactha- “fight” and G. sagruith “hatred; revenge”, would could represent another variant *ᴱ√SAKA (GL/66); in the Qenya Lexicon it seems ᴱ√SAKA = “*search” (QL/81). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing.
References ✧ GL/66; QL/85