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adjective. nimble, active, running free

An Ilkorin adjective meaning “nimble, active, running free” developed from the root ᴹ√LEK, an element in the river name Legolin (Ety/LEK). It probably developed from a primitive form leklā*: after the [[ilk|primitive final [a] was lost]], the resulting [[ilk|final [l] became syllabic and developed into [-ol]]], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/legol).

Conceptual Development: Tolkien did not revise the river name Legolin after abandoning the Ilkorin language, so it is possible he reconceived this word as Sindarin. Its phonetic development from leklā* would have produced the same result in Noldorin/Sindarin.

Doriathrin [Ety/LEK] Group: Eldamo. Published by