√RAPH root. “seize, grab”
The root ᴹ√RAPH “snatch” itself first appeared in the Quenya Verbal System with a derived verb of ᴹQ. raf- of the same meaning (PE22/102), but it might have been a reemergence of the very first (deleted) gloss of the early root ᴱ√RAPA the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s: “handle hastily, snatch, grab” (QL/79). As for √RAPH, it reappeared in green-ink revisions to the Outline of Phonology (OP2) from around 1970 with the gloss “seize, grab” and a derivative Q. arpo “seizer, thief” (PE19/89 and note #101). On the same page but from the originally layer of composition from the early 1950s there is the verb Q. raf- “wave, brandish” which may be related, though if so it must represent some semantic drift (PE19/89).
Reference ✧ PE19/89 ✧ “seize, grab”