Ilk. (n)golo n. “magic, lore” (Category: Magic, Witchcraft, Sorcery)

Ilk. (n)golo n. “magic, lore” (Category: Magic, Witchcraft, Sorcery)

A Doriathrin noun for “magic, lore” from the primitive root ᴹ√ÑGOL (Ety/ÑGOL), most likely from the primitive form *✶ŋgolwe based on its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. nolwe. In the entry for ÑGOL in The Etymologies, it appeared as (n)golo, indicating a variation of the usual rule that initial [ŋg] became [g] in Ilkorin. After its final vowel was lost, the final [w] became [u], which then became [o], the only Doriathrin example of this second change.

See Ilk. initial nasals usually vanished before stops for further discussion.

Reference ✧ Ety/ÑGOL ✧ Dor. (n)golo “magic, lore”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ÑGOL > (n)golo [ŋgolwe] > [ŋgolw] > [ŋgolu] > [ŋgolo] > [ŋgolo] ✧ Ety/ÑGOL