N. Lhathleg m. “sharp-ears”

N. Lhathleg, m. “sharp-ears”

A name appearing only in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/LAS²). It’s initial element is derived from the root ᴹ√LAS² “listen”, probably *✶lastā given is Quenya cognate Lastalaika, where the [st] became [s] before a consonant and then the medial [s] became [θ] before [l], as in othlon. Its final element is a suffixal form of lhaeg “sharp”.

Conceptual Development: This name appears to be a variation on earlier G. Legolast “Keen-sight”.

Reference ✧ Ety/LAS² ✧ “sharp-ears”



ᴹ√LAS² “listen” ✧ Ety/LAS²
lhaeg “keen, sharp, acute” suffix ✧ Ety/LAS² (-leg)