ᴱ√EIKA root. “*far, broad”
A root in the Qenya and Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives having to do with “far”, “wide” and “broad” (QL/29; GL/32). The most notable derivative of this root was the name G. Egalmoth “Broad Shoulder”. This name remained in Tolkien’s narratives, but its etymology seems to have been unexamined for many years, until Tolkien eventually revisited it along with some other old names and reinterpreted it as “pointed helm-crest” (WJ/318).
References ✧ GL/32; QL/29