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Elvish Roots

The ancient roots of Tolkien’s languages analyzed by Paul Strack.

Select Primitive Elvish Roots: SKAL-SKYAP

√SKAL “cover, veil, cloak, conceal, [ᴹ√] screen, hide (from light), overshadow” A root appearing in The Etymologies of the 1930s as ᴹ√SKAL¹ “screen, hide (from light), overshadow” (Ety/SKAL¹) with a couple rejected variant meanings “cower, hide” and “conceal, hide (from light)” (EtyAC/SKAL¹, SKAL³). It had derivatives like ᴹQ. halda/N. hall