Ilk. (n)gold n. “one of the wise folk, Gnome” (Category: Elf, Fairy)
A Doriathrin name for the ᴹQ. Noldo from the same primitive root ᴹ√ÑGÓLOD (Ety/ÑGOLOD). In the entry for ÑGOLOD in The Etymologies, it appeared as (n)gold, indicating a variation of the usual rule that initial [ŋg] became [g] in Ilkorin. The second [o] of the primitive form was lost due to the Ilkorin syncope. Its genitive form golda also appeared as an element in the name Goldamir “*Noldo-jewel” = Silmaril.
See Ilk. initial nasals usually vanished before stops for further discussion.
References ✧ Ety/ÑGOLOD
|Dor. Golda||genitive||✧ Ety/ÑGOLOD|
|ᴹ√ÑGÓLOD > (n)gold||[ŋgolodo] > [ŋgoldo] > [ŋgold] > [ŋgold]||✧ Ety/ÑGOLOD|