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ᴱN. gurdh- v. “to die” (Category: to Die; Dead; Death)

⚠️ᴱN. gurdh-, v. “to die” (Category: to Die; Dead; Death)
S. #fir- “to fade, *die”
N. gwanna- “to die, depart”

A verb for “die” in Early Noldorin Grammar of the 1920s with present form gwardh indicating vowel gradation (PE13/132), so that it was likely based on the early root ᴱ√GWṚÐṚ (QL/104) with a/u variations due to the different developments of long syllabic vs short .

Conceptual Development: The verb G. gor-“die” appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s related to gurthu “death” (GL/41, 43), thus also based on the early root ᴱ√GWṚÐṚ (QL/104).

Neo-Sindarin: S. gurth “death” survived in Tolkien’s later writings, so in theory the Gnomish verb gor- could be salvaged as a derivative of the later root √ÑGUR “die”. However, gor- already serves various functions in Sindarin, so I’d stick with the later verbs fir- and [N.] gwanna- for “to die”.

References ✧ PE13/132





gwerdh ? “died” ✧ PE13/132
gwredhol active-participle   ✧ PE13/132
gwredh aorist   ✧ PE13/132
gwridh aorist   ✧ PE13/132
gwredhaint passive-participle   ✧ PE13/132
gwardhaf past   ✧ PE13/132
gwridheg plural   ✧ PE13/132
gwardh present   ✧ PE13/132
gwadheg present masc   ✧ PE13/132
gwerdhir present plural   ✧ PE13/132
gwerdhig present plural masc   ✧ PE13/132


G. gor-² v. “to die” (Category: to Die; Dead; Death)

See ᴱN. gurdh- for discussion.

References ✧ GL/41, 43



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