A noun in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “a plain” (GL/23), probably derived from the root ᴱ√PALA “flatness” as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Palúrien; QL/071).
noun. a level, a flat; fair dealing
- ᴱ√LATA “*level, smooth”
- G. amlad “surface” ✧ GL/52
- G. mablad “palm of the hand” ✧ GL/52; LT2A/Ladwen-na-Dhaideloth
- G. ladinios “equity” ✧ LT2A/Ladwen-na-Dhaideloth
- G. lada- “to smooth out, stroke, caress, soothe, beguile” ✧ LT2A/Ladwen-na-Dhaideloth
- G. ladin “level, smooth; fair, equitable” ✧ LT2A/Ladwen-na-Dhaideloth
- G. ladwen “levelness, flatness; plain, heath; plane; surface” ✧ GL/52; LT2A/Ladwen-na-Dhaideloth
noun. boy, lad, urchin
A noun appearing as G. nogin “boy, lad, urchin” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/61); its derivation is unclear since no nearby words seem to be related, but it could be a variation on G. naug “a dwarf” (GL/59).
Neo-Sindarin: I think this word may be salvageable as Neo-Sindarin ᴺS. nogen, reinterpretted as a derivative of the root √NUK “stunted”, originally an adjective ✱nukina used to refer to short persons or children in a less-than-flattering way. Given its glosses, I would use this word mainly for a mischievous or irritating male child; for a more ordinary word for “boy”, I’d instead use S. ion(n).
gontha-→ gontha- “a boy” ✧ GL/41
gontha li dessa“boy and girl” ✧ GL/54 ( gontha li dessa)
gontha-✧ GL/41 ( gontha-) gontha✧ GL/54 ( gontha)