N. tavor n. “woodpecker, knocker” (Category: Bird (other))
A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s for a “woodpecker”, derived from the primitive agental form ᴹ✶tamrō “knocker” (Ety/TAM). It had an (archaic?) variant tafr, pronounced tavr, which became tavor when the final r became syllabic.
Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, G. tavor was a noun for “a wood fay” (GL/69).
Reference ✧ Ety/TAM ✧ “woodpecker, knocker”
|ᴹ✶tamrō > tafr > tavor||[tamrō] > [tamro] > [tamr] > [tavr] > [tavor]||✧ Ety/TAM|
G. tavor n. “wood fay” (Category: Dryad, Nymph)
References ✧ GL/69; LT1A/Tavari