ᴹ√EDE(L) root. “precede, come forward, hence”
A rejected root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “precede, come forward, hence” providing an etymology for the words for Elf (Ety/EDE). The rejected Noldorin form N. Edhel may have been an early attempt to revise N. Eledh “Elf”, which in Sindarin became S. Edhel < √DEL (WJ/363-4). As such, this root may have been an early iteration of √DEL “walk, go, proceed, travel”.
References ✧ EtyAC/EDE, NŌ
|EDEL||extension||✧ EtyAC/EDE; EtyAC/NŌ|