A noun for “forest” the Gnomish Lexicon with an archaic variant †aloth, apparently an elaboration of G. âl “wood” (GL/19). In Early Noldorin Word-lists of the 1920s it appeared as ᴱN. aulos “forest”, but this word was deleted (PE13/137).
noun. back (from shoulder to shoulder), shoulders
- Eq. almo “shoulder(s), back”
- aldum ✧ GL/19 (
- alaf ✧ PE13/109
- G. goloth “forest” ✧ LT2A/Golosbrindi
- aloth ✧ GL/19 (aloth); LT2A/Golosbrindi (aloth)
alm✧ GL/19 ( alm) almoth✧ GL/19 ( almoth)
A noun in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “forest”, derived from primitive ᴱ✶ŋgua-aloþ- (GL/41). This is likely a combination of ᴱ✶ŋu̯a “together” and some elaboration of the root ᴱ√ALA “spread”, the basis of “tree” words, so probably originally “✱together spread(ing)”. In The Gnomish Grammar it had the form gôloth (GG/8) and in Gnomish Lexicon Slips the form gawlas derived from primitive ᴱ✶ŋgwa-alassa (PE13/114).
- Eq. málos “forest” ✧ GL/41; LT2A/Golosbrindi
Development Stages Sources ᴱ✶ŋgua-aloþ- > gwōloth > goloth [ŋgʷāloθ] > [gʷāloθ] > [gʷōloθ] > [gōloθ] > [goloθ] ✧ GL/41 ᴱ✶gwā-alassē > gawlas [gwālassē] > [gawlas] ✧ PE13/114
- gôloth ✧ GG/08; GL/19
- gawlas ✧ PE13/114