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Early Noldorin


noun. surf, land’s edge, surf, land’s edge; [G.] oar

In Early Noldorin Word-lists of the 1920s, there was a word ᴱN. plados “surf, land's edge” (PE13/152), possibly derived from the early root ᴱ√PALAS whose derivatives include ᴱQ. palastor “surf” (QL/72). The Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s instead had a pair of words G. plados and plador with the gloss “oar” (GL/64), probably derived from √PALA “flatness”.

Neo-Eldarin: ᴱN. plados “surf, shoreline” was probably replaced by S. falas, but I think the Gnomish word for “oar” is worth salvaging as a neologism: ᴺS. plador, rederived from the same root √PAL “wide”.


  • ᴱ√PALAS “*foam, splash”
Early Noldorin [PE13/152] Group: Eldamo. Published by