Sindarin 

gûl

noun. black arts, sorcery, (evil) knowledge, black arts, sorcery, (evil) knowledge, [N.] magic; [ᴱN.] wisdom

Derivatives

  • Bs. gûl “phantom, shadow of dark magic, wraith; †black arts, sorcery” ✧ PE17/031; PE17/125

Derivations

  • ÑGOL “knowledge, wisdom, lore, knowledge, wisdom, lore; [ᴹ√] wise, be wise” ✧ PE17/079; SA/gûl; WJ/383
  • ÑGUL “dark with sinister associations” ✧ PE17/125

Cognates

  • Bs. gûl “phantom, shadow of dark magic, wraith; †black arts, sorcery” ✧ MR/350; PE17/031
  • Q. nólë “lore, knowledge, long study, lore, knowledge, long study; [ᴹQ.] wisdom” ✧ MR/470; PE17/079; SA/gûl; MR/350; MR/471; WJ/383
  • Q. núlë “black arts, sorcery” ✧ PE17/031; PE17/125

Element in

  • S. Dol Guldur “Hill of Sorcery” ✧ PE17/031; PE17/032; SA/gûl
  • S. guldur “black arts, sorcery” ✧ PE17/125
  • S. morgul “black arts, sorcery, necromancy” ✧ MR/350; PE17/031; PE17/125; SA/gûl

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ngōl- > gûl[ŋgōle] > [gōle] > [gūle] > [gūl]✧ PE17/079
ÑGUL > gûl[ŋgūle] > [gūle] > [gūl]✧ PE17/125
ngol- > gûl[ŋgōle] > [gōle] > [gūle] > [gūl]✧ SA/gûl
NGOL > gûl[ŋgōle] > [gōle] > [gūle] > [gūl]✧ WJ/383
Sindarin [MR/350; MR/470; MR/471; PE17/031; PE17/032; PE17/079; PE17/125; SA/gûl; WJ/383] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gûl

noun. knowledge

n. knowledge, deep knowledge not 'occult' in modern sense, but applied to the deper knowledge of the 'wise' or skilled persons, not kept secret (as [?among the] Elves) but not attainable by all. Q. ñōle, B.S. gûl phantom, shadow of dark magic, necromancer, slave, servant?. The B.S. word gûl was prob. derived from ngōl-.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:79] < _ngōl_-. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

gûl

noun. magic lore, long study (being used mostly of secret knowledge, especially such as possessed by artificers who made wonderful things)

Sindarin [Ety/377, S/432, MR/350, WJ/383] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

gûl

noun. perverted or evil knowledge, sorcery, necromancy

Sindarin [Ety/377, S/432, MR/350, WJ/383] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

gûl

noun. black arts

n. black arts, sorcery. Q. ñúle, B.S. gûl 'wraith' is probably derived from Sindarin.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:125] < ÑGUL (possibly in origin simply a variant of ÑGOL applied to a darker shade ?) dark, with sinister connotations. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

gûl

evil and necromantic arts

_n. _evil and necromantic arts, black arts, sorcery. A loan from B.S. Tolkien notes that "gūl in B.S. is probably from S.". Q. ñūle.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:31-2] < ÑGUL. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

guldur

noun. (dark) sorcery

Sindarin gûl+dûr. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

morgul

noun. black arts, sorcery, necromancy

Sindarin [Ety/377, S/432, WJ/383, MR/350, RC/482] morn+gûl "dark magic". Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

gûl

magic

1) gûl (i ngûl = i ñûl, o n**gûl = o ñgûl, construct gul) (sorcery, necromancy, evil knowledge), pl. guil (in guil = i ñguil) (Silm:App, MR:250, WJ:383), 2) angol (deep lore), pl. engyl**. Note: a homophone means "stench". DARK MAGIC, see .

gûl

sorcery

1) gûl (i ngûl = i ñûl, o n**gûl = o ñgûl, construct gul) (magic, necromancy, evil knowledge), pl. guil (in guil** = i ñguil) (Silm:App, MR:250, WJ:383), 2)

gûl

necromancy

gûl (i ngûl = i ñûl, o n**gûl = o ñgûl, construct gul) (magic, sorcery, evil knowledge), pl. guil (in guil** = i ñguil) (Silm:App, MR:250, WJ:383)

gûl

evil knowledge

gûl (i ngûl = i ñûl, o n**gûl = o ñgûl, construct gul) (magic, sorcery, necromancy), pl. guil (in guil** = i ñguil) (Silm:App, MR:250, WJ:383)

gûl

evil knowledge

gûl (i ngûl = i ñûl, o n**gûl = o ñgûl, construct gul) (magic, sorcery, necromancy), pl. guil (in guil** = i ñguil) (Silm:App, MR:250, WJ:383)

morgul

sorcery

morgul (i vorgul), pl. morgyl or mergyl (i morgyl/i mergyl for archaic *mörgyl), 3) durgul (i dhurgul), pl. durgyl (i nurgyl). [Or pl. dyrgyl, i nyrgyl? However, the pl. Dúnedain rather than **Dýnedain would suggest that u does not have to be umlauted in the pl. when it occurs in the first part of a compound, and durgul incorporates dur- "black, dark", dur-gûl implying "dark lore/knowledge".]. The word also appears with the elements reversed: guldur (i nguldur = i ñuldur), pl. guldyr (in guldyr = i ñguldyr), or possibly pl. gyldyr (in gyldyr = i ñgyldyr).

golu

wisdom

*golu (i ngolu = i ñolu, o n**golu = o ñgolu) (secret lore), analogical pl. gely (in gely = i ñgely) if there is a pl. Archaic golw, hence golwath** as the likely coll. pl.

ist

knowledge

ist (lore); no distinct pl. form.