√IL root. “all”
A root meaning “all” in Tolkien’s writings from the 1930s through 1960s (VT48/25) with derivatives in both Quenya and Sindarin, the most notable being Q. Ilúvatar “All-father” (MR/39). Its earliest precursor is the root ᴱ√ILU “ether, the slender airs among the stars” from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, whose derivatives include various sky-words as well as ᴱQ. Ilúvatar, since in this early period the name meant “Heavenly Father” (QL/42). The meaning of the root shifted to ᴹ√IL “all” in The Etymologies of the 1930s (Ety/IL), and it retained this sense thereafter.
Reference ✧ VT48/25 ✧ “all”
ᴹ√IL root. “all”
References ✧ Ety/IL
ᴱ√ILU root. “ether, the slender airs among the stars”
Reference ✧ QL/42 ✧ “ether, the slender airs among the stars”
ᴱ√OMO root. “all, every”
A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “all, every”, with derivatives like ᴱQ. oma “everywhere”, ᴱQ. ompa “each; all, every” and various words for omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence (QL/70). In Tolkien’s later writing these senses were assigned to √IL.
Reference ✧ QL/70 ✧ “all, every”