N. camland n. “palm of hand” (Category: Hand (other))
A noun appearing as N. camland “palm of hand” in The Etymologies of the 1930s as a combination of N. cam “hand” and N. lhann “wide” (Ety/LAD). It is not clear why this word ends in nd rather than reducing to n(n) as is usual.
Conceptual Development: There were some similar words for “palm of the hand” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s: G. mablad or mablod plus G. mavlant, all with an initial element G. mab “hand[s]” and a second element like G. lad “a level, a flat” or G. blant “flat” (GL/23, 52, 55).
Neo-Sindarin: This word is often adapted as ᴺS. camlann for Neo-Sindarin, as suggested in Hiswelókë’s Sindarin Dictionary (HSD), in keeping with the trend of final nd becoming n(n) in polysyllable in both Noldorin and Sindarin.
Reference ✧ Ety/LAD ✧ “palm of hand”
|lhann||“wide”||soft-mutation||✧ Ety/LAD (land)|
References ✧ GL/52, 55; LT2A/Ermabwed, Ladwen-na-Dhaideloth
|mab||“hand(s)”||✧ GL/55; LT2A/Ermabwed|
|lad||“a level, a flat; fair dealing”||✧ GL/52; LT2A/Ladwen-na-Dhaideloth|