Ilk. umboth n. “large pool” (Category: Lake, Pond)

Ilk. umboth n. “large pool” (Category: Lake, Pond)

A Doriathrin noun meaning “large pool”, apparently an elaboration of moth “pool” (Ety/MBOTH). Either the u- is some kind of prefix, perhaps an intensifier, or the initial [m] of the root became syllabic, both as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/umboth).

Conceptual Development: Tolkien seems to have coined this word to explain Umboth Muilin “Twilight Meres”, a remnant of earlier G. Umboth-muilin “Pools of Twilight”. The meaning of the Ilkorin elements is reversed from the earlier name: in Gnomish the word G. umboth meant “twilight” (GL/75). In later writings, Tolkien replaced this name with S. Aelin-uial “Meres of Twilight”.

Reference ✧ Ety/MBOTH ✧ Dor. umboth “large pool”


moth “pool” ✧ Ety/MBOTH

Element In

ᴱN. umboth n. “twilight” (Category: Dusk)

Reference ✧ PE13/155 ✧ “twilight”

G. umboth n. “nightfall” (Category: Dusk)

References ✧ GL/75; LT2A/Umboth-muilin



Element In