ᴱ√TOL+U root. “*roll (up)”
An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives ᴱQ. tolu- “roll up, furl” and ᴱQ. tolupe “roll, ball of wool” (QL/94). The words G. thol- “roll” and G. tholos “axle of a wheel” may be related, but if so would represent a shift of the root from ᴱ√TOL-U >> *ᴱ√ÞOL (GL/73). In later writings √ÞOL was instead the basis for “helmet” words (PE17/188).
Reference ✧ QL/94