S. Nauglamír pn. “Necklace of the Dwarves”

S. Nauglamír, pn. “Necklace of the Dwarves”

The Necklace of the Dwarves holding a Silmaril (S/114), a combination of (N.) naugol “Dwarf” and mîr “jewel” (SA/mîr), the middle a perhaps being the archaic genitive suffix -a.

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, this name was G. Nauglafring (LT2/221), a form that was retained in the early Silmarillion drafts (SM/33, SM/134), but was replaced with Ilk. Nauglamír later in the 1930s (SM/313, LR/141). In The Etymologies, this name was designated Doriathrin [Ilkorin], with its initial element being the genitive of Dor. naugol “dwarf” (Ety/NAUK, MIR). This form was not updated in the Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, but no longer fit the phonology of later Sindarin (the expected form would be Nauglavir). Either it was dialectical or (more likely) Tolkien never got around to revising it.

References ✧ S/114; SA/mîr; SI/Nauglamír, Necklace of the Dwarves

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N. naugol “Dwarf (diminutive)”
-a “[old] genitive suffix”
mîr “jewel, precious thing, treasure” ✧ SA/mîr

Ilk. Nauglamír pn. “Necklace of the Dwarves”

See S. Nauglamír for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/MIR, NAUK; LR/141; LRI; SM/135, 155, 313; SMI; WJI/Nauglamîr

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naugol “Dwarf” genitive ✧ Ety/NAUK (Naugla)
*mîr “jewel”
ᴹ√MIR “*precious” ✧ Ety/MIR

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ᴱN. Nauglafring pn. “Necklace of the Dwarves”

References ✧ SM/31, 33, 134-135, 155, 306, 313; SMI/Nauglafring, Nauglamír

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G. Nauglafring pn. “Necklace of the Dwarves”

References ✧ GL/59; LT2/221; LT2A/Nauglafring; LT2I; PE15/15

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naugla “of or belonging to the dwarves” ✧ GL/59; PE15/15
fring “necklace, carcanet” ✧ LT2A/Nauglafring; PE15/15

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