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).
noun. cold pool or lake (in mountains)
- ᴹQ. ringwe “cold pool or lake (in mountains)” ✧ Ety/RINGI
- ᴹ√RINGI “cold” ✧ Ety/RINGI
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√RINGI > ring [riŋgi] > [riŋge] > [riŋg] ✧ Ety/RINGI