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ᴹ√SPANAG root. “*beard”

ᴹ√SPANAG root. “*beard”

An unglossed root in The Etymologies of the 1930s with derivatives like ᴹQ. fanga/N. fang “beard” (Ety/SPÁNAG). These forms appeared as ᴱQ. fange/G. fang “beard” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/34) where they replaced rejected ᴱQ. vanga/G. bang (GL/21). Tolkien’s continued use of Q. fanga/S. fang for “beard” in names like S. Anfang “Long Beard” indicate the durability of this root.

References ✧ Ety/ÁNAD, SPÁNAG; EtyAC/TIN