Ilk. morgul n. “sorcery” (Category: Magic, Witchcraft, Sorcery)

Ilk. morgul n. “sorcery” (Category: Magic, Witchcraft, Sorcery)

A Doriathrin noun for “sorcery”, written as mor(n)gul indicating the loss of an earlier n (Ety/ÑGOL). The elements of this word seem to be a combination of derivatives of the roots ᴹ√MOR and ᴹ√ÑGOL. The u in the final element -gul is problematic phonetically, as it is in the similar word durgul. Tolkien first wrote this word as morgol (EtyAC/ÑGOL), probably reflecting this phonetic uncertainty. As with durgul, Tolkien may have resolved this uncertainty by deciding this word was Noldorin, since N. morgul appears in a marginal note in The Etymologies (EtyAC/ÑGOL).

References ✧ Ety/ÑGOL; EtyAC/ÑGOL





ᴹ√ÑGOL “wise, wisdom, be wise” ✧ Ety/ÑGOL