An adjective meaning “soiled, dirty” derived from primitive ᴹ✶waʒrā [waɣrā] (Ety/WAƷ). This word underwent quite a few phonetic developments, as indicated below and as described by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/gôr).
adjective. soiled, dirty
- ᴹQ. vára “soiled, dirty” ✧ Ety/WAƷ
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶waʒrā > gôr [waɣrā] > [wārā] > [wāra] > [wōra] > [gwōra] > [gōra] > [gōr] ✧ Ety/WAƷ
A Doriathrin noun for “horror” derived from the root ᴹ√ÑGÓROTH (Ety/ÑGOROTH). Its Noldorin cognate N. goroth indicates a primitive form ✱✶ŋgorotʰo, where the second o was lost due to the Ilkorin syncope. Ordinarily, an initial ng- became g- in Ilkorin, as noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/ngorth), and ngorth seems to be a variation on this rule.
- N. goroth “horror” ✧ Ety/ÑGOROTH
- Ilk. ngorthin “horrible” ✧ Ety/ÑGOROTH
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√ÑGÓROTH > ngorth [ŋgorotʰo] > [ŋgortʰo] > [ŋgorθo] > [ŋgorθ] > [ŋgorθ] ✧ Ety/ÑGOROTH