ᴱ√ŊWEĐE root. “*bloom, flower”
A root given in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s as ŋwedh- serving as the basis for derivatives like G. gwethra- “bloom, flourish” and G. Gwithil “flowers” (GL/46). Its main Early Qenya derivative was ᴱQ. meril “flowers” as in ᴱQ. Meril-i-Turinqi “Queen of Flowers”; the primitive form of this word was given as ŊWERIL in an Early Chart of Names from this period (PE13/99). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing.
References ✧ GL/45-46; LT1A/Meril-i-Turinqi; PE13/99