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N. nartha- v. “to kindle” (Category: to Light, Kindle)

N. nartha-, v. “to kindle, *ignite, inflame, set fire to” (Category: to Light, Kindle)
G. cintha- “to light, set alight”
G. galtha- “to kindle”
G. tantha- “to set light to, kindle”
G. tusta- “to inflame, kindle, set light to, burn (tr.)”

A verb in The Etymologies of the 1930s for “kindle” given in the Noldorin infinitive form nartho and derived from the root ᴹ√NARTA of the same meaning (EtyAC/NARTA). This root is probably just a causative verb formation from ᴹ√NAR¹ “flame, fire”, and thus more literally “*make fire”. Hence I think this verb can be used in the general sense of “*ignite, inflame, set fire to”, etc.

References ✧ EtyAC/NARTA


nartho infinitive “kindle” ✧ EtyAC/NARTA



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√NARTA > nartho [narta-] > [nartʰa-] > [narθa-] ✧ EtyAC/NARTA