N. gem adj. “sickly” (Category: Sick; Sickness)
An adjective for “sickly” in The Etymologies of the 1930s from the root ᴹ√GENG-WA “sick” (Ety/GENG-WĀ), where the ancient cluster ngw became mb as usual in Noldorin and Sindarin.
Reference ✧ Ety/GENG-WĀ ✧ “sickly”
|ᴹ√GENG-WĀ > gemb > gem||[geŋgwā] > [gembā] > [gemba] > [gemb] > [gemb] > [gemm] > [gem]||✧ Ety/GENG-WĀ|