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ᴹ√KHYAR root. “left hand”

ᴹ√KHYAR root. “left hand”

A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “left hand” associated with ᴹQ. hyarmen/N. harad “south” (Ety/KHYAR). These words reappeared in The Lord of the Rings (LotR/1115), and the connection between “south” and “left” was reaffirmed in Tolkien’s discussion of the Ambidexters Sentence from the late 1960s, since the Elves aligned the cardinal directions by facing west towards Aman (VT49/6-8).

References ✧ Ety/KHYAR, MEN, PHOR

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