N. thling n. “spider, spider’s web, cobweb” (Category: Spider)
A noun appearing as N. thling “spider, spider’s web, cobweb” in The Etymologies, derived from primitive ᴹ✶sliñgē under the root ᴹ√SLIG (Ety/SLIG).
Neo-Sindarin: Since initial sl- became lh- in Sindarin, most Neo-Sindarin writers adapt this word as ᴺS. lhing, as suggested in Hiswelókë’s Sindarin Dictionary (HSD). This word is somewhat questionable, since in later writings √ungu- was the basis for spider words (PE22/160). However, I think ᴹ√SLIG may be reinterpreted as having to do with threads, and as such I think ᴺS. lhing can be retained, though I would limit its use to “spider’s web, cobweb”.
References ✧ Ety/DOƷ, SLIG
|ᴹ✶sliñgē > thling||[sliŋgē] > [sliŋge] > [θliŋge] > [θliŋg] > [θliŋ]||✧ Ety/SLIG|