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noun. magic, lore

A Doriathrin noun for “magic, lore” from the primitive root ᴹ√ÑGOL (Ety/ÑGOL), most likely from the primitive form ŋgolwe based on its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. nolwe. In the entry for ÑGOL in The Etymologies, it appeared as (n)golo*, indicating a variation of the usual rule that [[ilk|initial [ŋg] became [g]]] in Ilkorin. After its final vowel was lost, the [[ilk|final [w] became [u]]], which then became [o], the only Doriathrin example of this second change.


  • ᴹ√ÑGOL “wise, wisdom, be wise” ✧ Ety/ÑGOL


  • ᴹQ. nolwe “wisdom, (secret) lore” ✧ Ety/ÑGOL

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ÑGOL > (n)golo[ŋgolwe] > [ŋgolw] > [ŋgolu] > [ŋgolo] > [ŋgolo]✧ Ety/ÑGOL
Doriathrin [Ety/ÑGOL] Group: Eldamo. Published by


noun. magic, lore