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TUY root. “sprout, bud”

TUY root. “sprout, bud”

Tolkien used this root and ones like it for sprouting things for much of his life. Its earliest appearance was unglossed ᴱ√TUẎU in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, where the probably represents an ancient palatal spirant [ʝ] or [ç], with derivatives like ᴱQ. tuile “spring, (lit.) a budding” and ᴱQ. tuita- “to bud, burst, burgeon, grow” (QL/96). It also had derivatives in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon such as G. tuil “spring” and G. tuitha- “sprout, spring, gush” (GL/71). In The Etymologies of the 1930s Tolkien gave the root as ᴹ√TUY “sprout, spring” with derivatives like ᴹQ. tuia-/N. tuia- “sprout, spring” and ᴹQ. tuile “spring-time” (Ety/TUY). The root reappeared several times in Tolkien’s later writings with glosses like “sprout” (PE19/54) and “sprout, bud” (VT39/7).

References ✧ PE22/136; VT39/7, 9

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ᴹ√TUY root. “sprout, spring”

See √TUY for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/LIN², TIW, TUY; PE19/54

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ᴱ√TUẎU root. “*spring, sprout”

See √TUY for discussion.

References ✧ GL/22; LT1A/Tuilérë; QL/96

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