√LOY root. “go wrong, fail”
A Quenya-only root in linguistic notes from 1959 meaning “go wrong, fail” with the basic sense of “miss mark, go (or send) wrong, fall short or beside ([one’s] aim, what is due or proper)” (PE17/151); in a marginal note Tolkien also wrote “go awry, ill, wrongly”. Its Sindarin equivalent was √DEW. The root ᴹ√LOY also appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s with the gloss “lack, be without; miss, fail to go”, though all of its derivatives were rejected (EtyAC/LOYO).
References ✧ PE17/151, 161
ᴹ√LOY root. “lack, be without; miss, fail to go”
References ✧ EtyAC/LŌ, LOYO
|LŌ||“ablative element”||✧ EtyAC/LŌ|