ᴹ√KRAB root. “press”
A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “press” used as the basis for the [Noldorin] word for cram (Ety/KRAB). Later Tolkien decided this was a word in the language of the men of Dale; see Wes. cram for discussion.
Reference ✧ Ety/KRAB ✧ “press”