N. eru n. “waste, desert” (Category: Sand, Grit)
A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “waste, desert”, the cognate of ᴹQ. erume and a derivative of the root ᴹ√ERE “be alone, deprived” (Ety/ERE).
Conceptual Development: N. eru is probably a later iteration of G. ermin “desert, waste” from Gnomish Lexicon Slips of the 1910s (PE13/113), itself replacing G. armin with the same gloss from the Gnomish Lexicon (GL/20). These 1910s forms are probably derived from the early root ᴱ√ARA “be dry” (QL/32), with G. ermin the result of i-affection.
Reference ✧ Ety/ERE ✧ “waste, desert”
|ᴹ√ERE > eru||[erume] > [erume] > [erum] > [eruv] > [eru]||✧ Ety/ERE|
G. armin n. “desert, waste” (Category: Sand, Grit)
References ✧ GL/20; PE13/113