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noun. inhabitant (m.)

A word appearing as masculine G. gwadhron and feminine G. gwadhril “inhabitant” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s derived from the early root ᴱ√[[ep|ŋwa[ð]-]] (GL/47).

Neo-Sindarin: Tolkien abandoned this early root, so I would adapt this word as gender-neutral ᴺS. bardhon “inhabitant”, an agental form of S. bardh “home” (PE17/164).


  • ᴱ√ŊWAÐA “tarry, linger” ✧ GL/47

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√ŋwa- > gwadhron[ŋʷaðron] > [ŋgʷaðron] > [gʷaðron]✧ GL/47