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Q. ungwë n. “spider’s web” (Category: Spider)

Q. ungwë, n. “spider’s web; ⚠️[ᴱQ.] spider; [ᴹQ.] gloom” (Category: Spider)

A word for “spider’s web” appearing in The Lord of the Rings appendix E, the name of tengwa #8 [x] (LotR/1122).

Conceptual Development: In the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, ᴱQ. ungwe was a word for “spider” under the early root ᴱ√GUŊU (QL/98). However, in The Etymologies of the 1930s, ᴹQ. ungwe was glossed “gloom” under the root ᴹ√UÑG (Ety/UÑG) in keeping with the 1930s translation of the name ᴹQ. Ungoliante = “Gloomweaver” (LR/230) where the second element ᴹQ. liante meant “spider” (Ety/SLIG). In notes on The Feanorian Alphabet from the 1940s ungwe was also glossed “(spider) gloom” (PE22/51). In Tolkien’s later writings he said √ungu- was again the basis for “spider words” (PE22/160), which explains the new translation in The Lord of the Rings appendices.

References ✧ LotR/1122; PE17/104

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ᴹQ. ungwe n. “gloom” (Category: Darkness)

See Q. ungwë for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/UÑG; EtyAC/UÑG; PE22/22, 51

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ᴹ✶uñgwē > ungwe [uŋgwē] > [uŋgwe] ✧ Ety/UÑG

ᴱQ. ungwe n. “spider” (Category: Spider)

See Q. ungwë for discussion.

References ✧ GL/43; LT1A/Ungwë Lianti; LT1I/Ungweliantë; PE16/145; PME/104; QL/98

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ᴱ√GUŊU > ungwe [ɣuŋwē] > [ɣuŋwe] > [uŋwe] > [uŋgwe] ✧ QL/98