N. anc n. “jaw, row of teeth” (Category: Jaw)
A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “jaw, row of teeth” derived from the root ᴹ√(A)NAK “bite” (Ety/ÁNAK, NAK). The continued appearance of words like Anfauglir “Jaws of Thirst” (S/180) and its Quenya cognate Q. anca (LotR/1123) indicate its ongoing validity.
Conceptual Development: G. gag “jaw” from the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/37) might be a conceptual precursor.
References ✧ Ety/ÁLAK, ÁNAK, NAK
|ᴹ✶an-kā́ > anc||[aŋkā] > [aŋka] > [aŋk]||✧ Ety/NAK|