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noun. horror

A Doriathrin noun for “horror” derived from the root ᴹ√ÑGÓROTH (Ety/ÑGOROTH). Its Noldorin cognate N. goroth indicates a primitive form ✱✶ŋgorotʰo, where the second o was lost due to the Ilkorin syncope. Ordinarily, an initial ng- became g- in Ilkorin, as noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/ngorth), and ngorth seems to be a variation on this rule.


  • N. goroth “horror” ✧ Ety/ÑGOROTH


  • ᴹ√ÑGOROTH “horror” ✧ Ety/ÑGOROTH
    • ᴹ√GOR “violence, impetus, haste” ✧ Ety/ÑGOROTH

Element in

  • Ilk. ngorthin “horrible” ✧ Ety/ÑGOROTH

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ÑGÓROTH > ngorth[ŋgorotʰo] > [ŋgortʰo] > [ŋgorθo] > [ŋgorθ] > [ŋgorθ]✧ Ety/ÑGOROTH
Doriathrin [Ety/ÑGOROTH] Group: Eldamo. Published by