S. Narog loc.

S. Narog, loc.

A river in Beleriand (S/120), an adaptation of its Khuzdul name narâg meaning “black” (PE17/37).

Conceptual Development: The name ᴱN. Narog first appeared in a marginal note in the earliest Lost Tales (LT2/244, note #15), and was translated “Torrent” in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s (LB/61). The adjective ᴱN. narog “violent (of water, rain, etc.), torrential” appeared in Early Noldorin word list from this same period (PE13/150).

In The Etymologies from the 1930s, N. Narog was derived from primitive ᴹ✶narāka “rushing, rapid, violent”, similar to its earlier meaning (Ety/NÁRAK). Its derivation from Khuzdul appeared in Tolkien’s “Words, Phrases and Passages from The Lord of the Rings” from the 1950s-60s (PE17/37). Elsewhere in these notes he considered deriving it from (untranslated) Kh. naruka instead (PE17/47).

References ✧ Let/282; PE17/37, 47; PMI; RSI; S/114; SA/os(t); SI; UTI; WJ/414; WJI

Element In

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

Kh. Narâg > Narog [narāka] > [narǭka] > [narauka] > [narauk] > [naraug] > [narog] ✧ PE17/37
Kh. ‽naruka > Narog [naruka] > [naroka] > [narok] > [narog] ✧ PE17/47

N. Narog loc.

See S. Narog for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/NÁRAK; LR/254; LRI; SMI; TII

Element In

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶narāka > Narog [narāka] > [narǭka] > [narouka] > [narauka] > [narauk] > [naraug] > [narog] ✧ Ety/NÁRAK

ᴱN. Narog loc. “Torrent”

See S. Narog for discussion.

References ✧ LB/61; LBI; LT2/244; LT2I

Glosses

Elements

narog “violent (of water, rain, etc.), torrential”