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ᴹ√SKEL root. “*skin”

ᴹ√SKEL root. “*skin”

An unglossed root in The Etymologies of the 1930s with derivatives like ᴹQ. helda/N. hell “naked”, ᴹQ. helma “skin, fell” and N. helf “fur” (Ety/SKEL). The root was initially given as ᴹ√SKAL, and various forms had a >> e after ᴹ√SKAL >> ᴹ√SKEL (EtyAC/SKEL).

References ✧ Ety/SKAL¹, SKEL; EtyAC/SKEL

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?ᴱ√DAVA root. “*skin”

A (hypothetical) early root that would explain Gnomish words like G. dôf “skin, hide” and G. daf- “strip, flay, peel skin” (GL/29). It was probably replaced in later conceptions by roots like ᴹ√SKEL.

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ᴱ√HULU root. “strip”

A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “strip”, with derivatives in both Qenya and Gnomish such as ᴱQ. hulqa/G. hulc “naked” (QL/41; GL/49). It had a variant ᴱ√FULU which seems to have no derivatives (QL/38). There are quite a few later roots of similar meaning, so likely the root was abandoned.

References ✧ QL/38, 41

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