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KHILI, also appearing as KHIL, is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "follow; to follow behind".[1][2]

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Other versions[edit | edit source]

In the Etymologies appears the root KHIL-, signifying "follow". From this root derives:[3]

  • Quenya: hilya- ("to follow"; hildi ("followers = mortal men"), -hildi (as suffix)

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix A. Elvish names for Men", pp. 386-7 (root appearing as "*KHILI")
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 101 (root appearing as "√KHIL")
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 364