ᴹ√(G)LINGI root. “hang”
A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “hang” and acting as an alternate explanation ᴹQ. Laurelin, usually interpreted as “Song of Gold” but also meaning “Hanging Flame” as reflected in its Noldorin name Glingal (Ety/GLING, LIN², LING). The continued appearance of S. Glingal in later versions of The Silmarillion indicates this root likely remained valid (S/126).
References ✧ Ety/GLING, LIN², LING; EtyAC/GLING, LING; PE18/66