N. thûl n. “breath” (Category: to Breathe; Breath)
- N. thûl, n. “breath” (Category: to Breathe; Breath)
A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “breath” derived from the root ᴹ√THŪ “puff, blow” (Ety/THŪ). As written in The Etymologies, the actual form was thūl (EtyAC/THŪ).
Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, Tolkien gave G. fest “breath, breathing” (GL/35), likely derived from the early root ᴱ√ǶEHE “breathe” (QL/41) with ƕ becoming f.
References ✧ Ety/THŪ; EtyAC/THŪ
|ᴹ√THŪ > thūl
||[tʰūle] > [θūle] > [θūl]
|| ✧ Ety/THŪ
G. fest n. “breath, breathing” (Category: to Breathe; Breath)
See N. thûl
Reference ✧ GL/35 ✧ “breath, breathing”
ᴱ√ǶEHE “breath; die, expire”