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adjective. of copper


  • Eq. tambina “of copper” ✧ LT1A/Aulë
Gnomish [GL/69; LT1A/Aulë] Group: Eldamo. Published by


noun. cauldron

A noun appearing as G. tambos “a cauldron” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/69). It is likely based on the early root ᴱ√TAMA “beat; smelt, forge” referring to the cauldron’s construction from beaten metal (QL/88).

Neo-Sindarin: The root √TAM appeared in Tolkien’s later writing in connection to craft words, so I would retain and adapt this word as ᴺS. tammos “cauldron” for purposes of Neo-Sindarin.

Gnomish [GL/69; LT1A/Aulë] Group: Eldamo. Published by