N. meglivorn n. “blackbear” (Category: Bear)
A word (and name) appearing as N. meglivorn “blackbear” in The Etymologies of the 1930s, a combination of N. megli “bear” and N. morn “black” (Ety/LIS, MOR). Tolkien considered but rejected the form mormagli (EtyAC/LIS, MOR). The name Meglivorn also appeared in notes on The Feanorian Alphabet from the 1930s (PE22/33).
Neo-Sindarin: The sound change dl > gl was not a feature of Sindarin, so most Neo-Sindarin writers adapt this word as ᴺS. medlivorn “blackbear”, as suggested in Hiswelókë’s Sindarin Dictionary (HSD).
References ✧ Ety/LIS, MOR; EtyAC/LIS, MAT, MOR; PE22/33-34, 41
|megli||“bear, (lit.) honey-eater”||✧ Ety/LIS; EtyAC/LIS (magli); EtyAC/MAT (magli); EtyAC/MAT (magli)|
|morn||“black”||soft-mutation||✧ Ety/MOR; EtyAC/LIS (morn); EtyAC/MAT (morn); EtyAC/MAT (morn)|