S. budhu n. “large fly” (Category: Fly (n))
A Sindarin word for “large fly” appearing in the Outline of Phonology (OP2) of the 1950s as a derivative of ✶buzbō “large fly”, where the medial zb became ðv. The u at the end of this Sindarin word was then the result of the v becoming u after the final vowel o vanished.
Reference ✧ PE19/101 ✧ buðu “large fly”
|✶buzbō > buðu||[buzbō] > [buzbo] > [buðβo] > [buðvo] > [buðv] > [buðw] > [buðu]||✧ PE19/101|