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ᴹQ. palar n. “flat field, ‘wang’, plain” (Category: Plain, Field)

ᴹQ. palar, n. “plain, flat field, ‘wang’” (Category: Plain, Field)

A noun from The Etymologies of the 1930s given as {palad >>} palar “plain, flat field, ‘wang’” written in the margins next to the root ᴹ√PAL “wide (open)” (EtyAC/PAL). The deleted form palad is probably its primitive form, with the usual change of final -d to -r; indeed the primitive form ✶palad “plain” appears in Common Eldarin: Noun Structure (EVS2) from the early 1950s, indicating the ongoing validity of this word. As pointed out by Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynne, the gloss “wang” is an archaic word for “field, flat area” which Tolkien used in names like “Wetwang” (RC/779).

Conceptual Development: The word ᴱQ. palume “a plain” and its variant {palanka >>} palante may be a precursor to ᴹQ. palar; it likewise was a derivative of the root ᴱ√PALA, probably an elaboration of ᴱQ. palo (palu-) “plane surface, plain, the flat” (QL/71-72).

References ✧ EtyAC/PAL





Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√PAL > palar [palad] > [palað] > [palar] ✧ EtyAC/PAL

ᴱQ. palume n. “plain” (Category: Plain, Field)

See ᴹQ. palar for discussion.

References ✧ QL/71-72





palo “plane surface, plain, the flat” stem ✧ QL/71 (palu-)
#-me “abstract noun” ✧ QL/71 (#-me)