Noldorin 


adjective. snouted

An adjective for “snouted” in The Etymologies of the 1930s appearing only in a reduced form as the final element of N. annabon “elephant” = “long-snouted” (Ety/MBUD). It was derived from primitive ᴹ✶mbundā under the root ᴹ√MBUD “project” (Ety/MBUD), where the u became o via a-affection.

Neo-Sindarin: In keeping with the principle that nd remained “at the end of fully accented monosyllables” in Sindarin (LotR/1115), I would adapted this word as ᴺS. bond “snouted” for purposes of Neo-Sindarin.


  • ᴹ✶mbundā “snouted” ✧ Ety/MBUD
    • ᴹ√(M)BUD “jut out, project” ✧ Ety/MBUD

Element in

  • N. annabon “elephant” ✧ Ety/MBUD

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶mbundā > bon[mbundā] > [mbunda] > [bunda] > [bonda] > [bond] > [bonn]✧ Ety/MBUD