Ilk. esgar² n. “reed-bed” (Category: Grass)

Ilk. esgar² n. “reed-bed” (Category: Grass)

A noun for “reed-bed”, apparently an elaboration of Ilk. esg¹ “reed” (Ety/ESEK). In a hastily written entry in The Etymologies, a similar form esgar was glossed “shore” as a derivative of the root ᴹ√SKAR², but with no language specified (EtyAC/SKAR²). If it was Ilkorin, it probably underwent the same development as esgar¹ “wound”. Both these words appeared to have been coined to explain the name of the town Esgaroth from the Hobbit.

References ✧ Ety/ESEK; EtyAC/SKAR²




esg¹ “sedge, reed” ✧ Ety/ESEK

Element In


Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√SKAR² > esgar [skar] > [eskar] > [esgar] ✧ EtyAC/SKAR²