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noun. cold pool or lake (in mountains)

A Doriathrin noun meaning “cold pool or lake (in mountains)” derived from the root ᴹ√RINGI (Ety/RINGI). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. ringwe suggests a primitive form ✱✶riñgwi [riŋgwi]. This is problematic, since [[ilk|[ŋg] vanished before [w] lengthening the preceding vowel]], as with Dor. líw < ᴹ✶liñ(g)wi. It is possible, though, that this word developed directly from the root form ✱✶riñgi [riŋgi], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/ring).


  • ᴹQ. ringwe “cold pool or lake (in mountains)” ✧ Ety/RINGI


  • ᴹ√RINGI “cold” ✧ Ety/RINGI

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√RINGI > ring[riŋgi] > [riŋge] > [riŋg]✧ Ety/RINGI
Doriathrin [Ety/RINGI] Group: Eldamo. Published by