A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “gloom” appearing under the root ᴹ√MOR (Ety/MOR). A nearby primitive form ᴹ✶mǭri is the likely basis for this word as suggested by Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynne (EtyAC/MOR), where the primitive ǭ became au as was the usual sound change in both Noldorin and later Sindarin (PE18/46, 96).
- ᴹQ. móre “blackness, dark, night” ✧ Ety/MOR
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶mǭri > maur [mǭri] > [mǭre] > [moure] > [maure] > [maur] ✧ EtyAC/MOR
ogol < ogl
n/adj gloom, gloomy
A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “dream” derived from the root ᴹ√OLOS of the same meaning (Ety/LOS, ÓLOS). It replaced a deleted form oll (EtyAC/LOS). It had an abnormal plural form elei “dreams”, derived from primitive olosī, where the intervocalic s was lost resulting in a diphthong. Following Sindarin plural patterns, the result is more likely to be ely “dreams”; see thely < ✱tholosī the (archaic) plural of S. thôl (PE17/188).
Conceptual Development: The Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s had some similar words: G. oloth or olor “a dream, apparition, vision” and G. olm “a dream” (GL/62), all based on the early root ᴱ√OLO (QL/69).
- ǫlt → ôl “dream” ✧ Ety/ÓLOS
oll→ ôl ✧ Ety/LOS
- ᴹQ. olor “dream” ✧ Ety/LOS; Ety/ÓLOS
- ᴹ√(O)LOS “sleep; dream” ✧ Ety/LOS; Ety/ÓLOS
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√ÓLOS > ôl [olos] > [olo] > [ol] > [ōl] ✧ Ety/ÓLOS ᴹ√ÓLOS > elei [olosi] > [olohi] > [œlœhi] > [œlœih] > [œlœi] > [elei] ✧ Ety/ÓLOS
- ǫlt ✧ Ety/ÓLOS
- oll ✧ EtyAC/LOS (
verb. to dream
adjective. wise, learned in deep arts
- ᴹQ. nóla “wise, learned” ✧ Ety/ÑGOL
- N. gollor “magician” ✧ Ety/ÑGOL
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶ngolda > goll [ŋgolda] > [golda] > [golða] > [golð] > [goll] ✧ Ety/ÑGOL
adjective. wise, sensible