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G. gôg adj. “clumsy; left (hand)” (Category: Weak, Infirm)

⚠️G. gôg, adj. “clumsy; left (hand)” (Category: Weak, Infirm)
ᴺS. ^gaug “clumsy; ⚠️left (hand)”

An adjective appearing as G. gôg in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s meaning both “clumsy” and “left (hand)” (GL/40), probably related to ᴱQ. auk “clumsy fellow” and ᴱQ. auqa “awkward, clumsy” (QL/33). It was the opposite of G. fim “clever, right hand” (GL/35).

Neo-Sindarin: For purposes of Neo-Sindarin, I would adapt this word as ᴺS. gaug “clumsy” to have better consistency with the Quenya forms, but I would remove the association with left-handedness, since in Tolkien’s later conception the Elves were ambidextrous and had no association between right/left and good/bad (VT49/6-8).

Reference ✧ GL/40 ✧ “clumsy; left (hand)”