√KHAP root. “bind, make fast; restrain, deprive of liberty, retain, keep, detain”
A root with alternate form √KHAM and gloss “bind, make fast; restrain, deprive of liberty” given as a variant of √KHEP “retain, keep” in a page of roots composed sometime around 1959-60 (VT41/6; PE17/157). It reappeared in notes from 1967 with the glosses “retain, keep, detain” and one derivative: Q. hampa “restrained, delayed, kept” (PE17/68). It might be a later iteration of ᴹ√KHAP “enfold” from The Etymologies of the 1930s (Ety/KHAP).
For purposes of Neo-Eldarin, I think it is useful to retain this 1930s sense, since it is the basis for various Noldorin words having to do with “clothing” for which we have no clear replacements.
References ✧ PE17/68, 157; VT41/6
ᴹ√KHAP root. “enfold”
Reference ✧ Ety/KHAP ✧ “enfold”