G. nib n. “snowflake” (Category: Snow)
- ⚠️G. nib, n. “snowflake” (Category: Snow)
- ᴺS. ^nibis “snowflake”
A word appearing as G. nib “snowflake” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/60), clearly based on the early root ᴱ√NIQI “white” (QL/66), since medial and final q became p and then b.
Neo-Sindarin: I think this word can be salvaged as Neo-Sindarin ᴺS. nibis “snowflake”, cognate of Q. niquis.
Reference ✧ GL/60 ✧ “a snowflake”