Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!



adjective. wise, magical

A Doriathrin adjective for “wise, magical” derived from the root ᴹ√ÑGOL (Ety/ÑGOL, THIN). In an earlier version of this entry, the forms were ngûl and gûl, but these were rejected (EtyAC/ÑGOL). It may be that Tolkien was considering making this another case where [[ilk|long [ō] became [ū]]] in Ilkorin, but he rejected the idea. In the entry for ÑGOL in The Etymologies, it appeared as both ngôl and gôl; the first of seems to be a variant of the usual rule that [[ilk|initial [ŋg] became [g]]] in Ilkorin.


  • ngûl/gûlngôl/gôl ✧ Ety/ÑGOL


  • ᴹQ. nóla “wise, learned” ✧ Ety/ÑGOL


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

Element in

  • Ilk. Thingol “*Grey-wise” ✧ Ety/THIN

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ÑGOL > ngôl/gôl[ŋgōl] > [ŋgōl]✧ Ety/ÑGOL


  • ngôl/gôl ✧ Ety/ÑGOL (Dor. ngôl/gôl)
  • gōl ✧ Ety/THIN (Dor. gōl)
  • ngol/gôl ✧ EtyAC/ÑGOL (Dor. ngol/gôl)
  • ngûl/gûl ✧ EtyAC/ÑGOL (Dor. ngûl/gûl)
  • gôl ✧ EtyAC/THIN (Dor. gôl)
Doriathrin [Ety/ÑGOL; Ety/THIN; EtyAC/ÑGOL; EtyAC/THIN] Group: Eldamo. Published by


adjective. wise, magical