S. Naugrim coll. “Dwarves”

S. Naugrim, coll. “Dwarves”

A term for the Dwarves as a race, translated “Stunted People” (S/91) or “Stunted Folk” (WJ/388), a combination of naug “stunted” and the class-plural suffix -rim (SA/naug, rim; WJ/388).

Conceptual Development: In earliest Lost Tales, the common collective term for the Dwarves was G. Nauglath (LT1/236), replaced with N. Nauglar or Nauglir in the Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/104, 311; LR/405). Later in the 1930s, the form Naug-rim emerged (LR/273), which Tolkien generally used thereafter.

References ✧ LotRI/Dwarves, Naugrim; LR/273; MR/102; MRI; PE17/45-46; PMI; S/91; SA/naug, rim; SI; SMI/Nauglar; UT/280; VT50/23; WJ/388, 408; WJI/Naugrim, Nauko

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naug “dwarf; dwarf(ed), stunted” ✧ PE17/46; SA/naug; WJ/388; WJI/Naugrim
-rim “collective or group plural”
rim “host, great number, people (of one kind or origin)” ✧ SA/rim

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N. Nauglar coll. “Dwarves”

See S. Naugrim for discussion.

References ✧ LR/405; LRI/Nauglar, Nauglir; PMI/Naugrim; SM/104, 311; SMI; WJI/Naugrim

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Nauglar plural “Dwarves” ✧ LR/405

G. Nauglath coll. “Dwarves”

See S. Naugrim for discussion.

References ✧ LRI/Nauglir; LT1/236; LT1A/Nauglath; LT1I; LT2I/Nauglath, Nautar; SMI/Nauglar; WJI/Naugrim

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naug “dwarf” class-plural ✧ LT1A/Nauglath