N. celw n. “spring, source” (Category: Spring, Well)
- ⚠️N. celw, n. “spring, source” (Category: Spring, Well)
- ᴺS. ^celu “spring, source; ⚠️[G.] rill, stream, runlet”
A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s given as N. celw “spring, source” derived from the root ᴹ√KEL “go, run (especially of water), flow away downhill” (Ety/KEL). A similar form G. celu appeared in Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s beside variant celwin, but there it had the gloss “rill, stream, runlet” (GL/25).
Neo-Sindarin: If adapted to Neo-Sindarin, this word would be ᴺS. celu as suggested in Hiswelókë’s Sindarin Dictionary (HSD).
Reference ✧ Ety/KEL ✧ “spring, source”
- ᴺQ. !celwë “spring, source”
ᴹ√KEL “flow, flow away (downhill), run (of water or rivers), run away especially downwards or at end” ✧ Ety/KEL
|ᴹ√KEL > celw
||[kelwe] > [kelw] > [kelu]
|| ✧ Ety/KEL
G. celu n. “rill, stream, runlet” (Category: Brook, Stream, River)
See N. celw
References ✧ GL/25
- “rill, stream, runlet” ✧ GL/25
ᴱ√KELE “flow, run; ooze, trickle”