Noldorin 


gerund noun. clothing

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noun. clothing, clothing, *clothes

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s for “clothing” based on (and possibly the gerund of) the verb N. hamma- “to clothe” (Ety/KHAB).

Conceptual Development: Earlier clothing words in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s include G. baith “a garment” and {baidri- “clothes” >>} baithri “clothes, clothing” (GL/21), both derived from the early root ᴱ√VAẎA “enfold, wind about” as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Vai; QL/100). The form ᴱN. {maith >>} baith “clothes, garments, dress” reappeared in Early Noldorin word lists of the 1920s (PE13/138).

See N. hamp “garment” for other similar words.


  • ᴹ√KHAP “enfold” ✧ Ety/KHAP

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√KHAP > hammad[kʰampata] > [kʰampʰata] > [xampʰata] > [xamɸata] > [xamɸata] > [xamfat] > [xamfad] > [xammad] > [hammad] > [hammad]✧ Ety/KHAP
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