ᴱ√KṆÐṆ root. “shine”
A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s given as ᴱ√KṆŘṆ “shine” with derivatives in both Qenya and Gnomish, such as ᴱQ. kanda- “blaze”, G. cintha- “to light, set alight”, ᴱQ. kanwa “lurid”, and G. cantha “flame” (QL/47; GL/25-26). It may be a variant of ᴱ√KṚN “*red” (QL/48). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing.
References ✧ PME/47; QL/44, 47