masculine name. *Grey-wise
Word Gloss thind “grey” (n)gôl “wise, magical”
- ᴹQ. sinde “grey, pale” ✧ Ety/THIN
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶thindi > thind [tʰindi] > [tʰinde] > [θinde] > [θind] ✧ Ety/THIN
A Doriathrin adjective for “grey” written heðu in The Etymologies, and derived from the primitive form ᴹ✶khithwa [kʰitʰwa] (Ety/KHIS). This word illustrates several interesting phonetic changes in Ilkorin.
The [[ilk|[i] became [e] before the final [a]]].
Both the aspirates became voiceless spirants: [kʰ-] > [x-] and [-tʰ-] > [-θ-].
Later the [[ilk|initial [x-] became [h-]]].
Meanwhile the [[ilk|medial [-θ-] voiced to [-ð-]]] (“dh”).
The [[ilk|primitive final [a] was lost]].
Afterwards, the resulting [[ilk|final [w] became [u]]].
In most other Doriathrin words, a [[ilk|final [u] from [w] further developed into [o]]]; it is unclear why this change did not occur here.
- ᴹQ. hiswa “grey, grey [of weather], *foggy, overcast; [ᴱQ.] dim, fading” ✧ Ety/KHIS
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶khithwa > heðu [kʰitʰwa] > [kʰetʰwa] > [xetʰwa] > [xeθwa] > [xeθw] > [xeðw] > [heðw] > [heðu] ✧ Ety/KHIS
- heðu ✧ Ety/KHIS (Dor. heðu); EtyAC/KHIS (Dor. heðu)