Noldorin 

dalf

noun. palm of hand

Noldorin [Ety/353] Group: SINDICT. Published by

dalf

noun. palm of hand

Derivations

  • On. dalma “palm of hand” ✧ Ety/DAL
    • ᴹ√DAL “flat” ✧ Ety/DAL
  • ᴹ√DAL “flat” ✧ Ety/DAL

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
On. dalma > dalf[dalma] > [dalm] > [dalv]✧ Ety/DAL

Variations

  • dalv ✧ EtyAC/DAL
Noldorin [Ety/DAL; EtyAC/DAL] Group: Eldamo. Published by

dalv

noun. palm of hand

camland

noun. palm of hand

Noldorin [Ety/367, X/ND4] cam+land. Group: SINDICT. Published by

camland

noun. palm of hand

A noun appearing as N. camland “palm of hand” in The Etymologies of the 1930s as a combination of N. cam “hand” and N. lhann “wide” (Ety/LAD). It is not clear why this word ends in nd rather than reducing to n(n) as is usual.

Conceptual Development: There were some similar words for “palm of the hand” in the the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s: G. mablad or mablod plus G. mavlant, all with an initial element G. mab “hand[s]” and a second element like G. lad “a level, a flat” (GL/52, 55).

Neo-Sindarin: This word is often adapted as ᴺS. camlann for Neo-Sindarin, as suggested in HSD (HSD), in keeping with the trend of final nd becoming n(n) in polysyllable in both Noldorin and Sindarin.