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noun. egg

A word appearing as G. och “egg” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/62), likely based on the early root ᴱ√OHO from which Qenya “egg” words were derived (QL/69). It has a somewhat unusual plural form uith, likely from primitive ✱oχ-þ- as suggested by Roman Rausch with the vocalization of to oi which then became ui (HPG/§2.8).

Neo-Sindarin: I’d retain ᴺS. och “egg” for purposes of Neo-Sindarin based on a Neo-Root ᴺ√OKH, but I’d give it a more normal Sindarin plural: ych “eggs”.


  • uioch ✧ GL/74



  • ᴱ√OHO “*egg”


  • ui ✧ GL/74 (ui)
Gnomish [GL/62; GL/74] Group: Eldamo. Published by