Select Elvish Words 1.81-1.82: Fire, Flame

1.81 Fire

Q. (apa)ruivë n. “wild fire, fire as conflagration”

A word appearing as ruive “wild fire — fire as conflagration” in etymological notes from around 1964 (DD), along with a longer variant aparuive (PE17/183). The short form ruive is derived from the root √RUYU “blaze (red)”, but it is not clear what the apa- prefix means in the longer form.