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G. glonthen n. “dandelion, (lit.) eye of the day” (Category: Flower (other))

⚠️G. glonthen, n. “dandelion, (lit.) eye of the day” (Category: Flower (other))
ᴺS. ^orchen “dandelion, (lit.) day-eye”

A word for “dandelion” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s appearing as G. glonthen and derived from primitive ᴱ✶glon-χend, effectively a combination of the genitive glôn of G. glâ “day” and G. hen “eye”, and thus more literally “eye of the day” (GL/40).

Neo-Sindarin: For purposes of Neo-Sindarin, I would update the initial element to be based on the later word S. aur “day”, revising this word to ᴺS. orchen “dandelion, (lit.) day-eye”.

Reference ✧ GL/40 ✧ “‘eye of the day’, dandelion”


glâ “day, daytime” genitive ✧ GL/40 (†glôn)
hen “eye” ✧ GL/40 (#hen)


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ✶glon-χend > glonthen [glonxend] > [glonθend] > [glonθenn] > [glonθen] ✧ GL/40