Dan. golda n. “one of the wise folk, Gnome”
A noun glossed “one of the wise folk, Gnome” developed from the root ᴹ√ÑGOLOD (Ety/ÑGOLOD), most likely from primitive *✶ñgolodō given its cognates. It is an example of the Danian syncope, with second unstressed [o] vanishing after the identical vowel. It is also one of the Danian words for which a long final vowel developed into short final [a]. Finally, it provides an example of how initial nasals vanished before stops.
Reference ✧ Ety/ÑGOLOD ✧ “one of the wise folk, Gnome”
|ᴹ√ÑGÓLOD > golda||[ŋgolodō] > [ŋgoldō] > [ŋgolda] > [golda]||✧ Ety/ÑGOLOD|