ᴱN. esg n. “sharp upstanding rock in water” (Category: Rock, Stone)
This noun appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s as G. esc “sharp point, sharp edge” (GL/31), related to G. aisc “sharp, bitter; sharp edge of a blade” (GL/18), and derived from the early root ᴱ√eke or one of its variants eχe or aχa (GL/31). In Early Noldorin Word-lists of the 1920s there was a similar word ᴱN. esk or esg “sharp upstanding rock in water”, the first of these probably an archaic form with sk > sg (PE13/143).
References ✧ PE13/143
References ✧ GL/31; LT2A/Gwarestrin
|ᴱ✶aith-k > esc||[aiθk] > [eθk] > [esk]||✧ GL/31|