G. sithagong n. “dragonfly” (Category: Fly (n))
A word for “dragonfly” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, a combination of G. sitha “fly” and gong a word for “goblin” (GL/41, 68). Tolkien said that the g survived in the compound because it was a new compound, indicating that soft mutation only applied to ancient compounds in Gnomish.
References ✧ GL/41, 68; LT1A/Gong
|Gong||“one of a tribe of the orcs, a goblin”||✧ GL/41; LT1A/Gong|
|sitha¹||“fly”||✧ GL/68; LT1A/Gong|