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
|N. naugol||“Dwarf (diminutive)”|
|†-a||“[old] genitive suffix”|
|mîr||“jewel, precious thing, treasure”||✧ SA/mîr|
Ilk. Nauglamír pn. “Necklace of the Dwarves”
References ✧ Ety/MIR, NAUK; LR/141; LRI; SM/135, 155, 313; SMI; WJI/Nauglamîr
|naugol||“Dwarf”||genitive||✧ Ety/NAUK (Naugla)|
ᴱN. Nauglafring pn. “Necklace of the Dwarves”
References ✧ SM/31, 33, 134-135, 155, 306, 313; SMI/Nauglafring, Nauglamír
G. Nauglafring pn. “Necklace of the Dwarves”
References ✧ GL/59; LT2/221; LT2A/Nauglafring; LT2I; PE15/15
|naugla||“of or belonging to the dwarves”||✧ GL/59; PE15/15|
|fring||“necklace, carcanet”||✧ LT2A/Nauglafring; PE15/15|