ᴹQ. ango (angu-) n. “snake, dragon” (Category: Snake)
A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “snake” derived from the root ᴹ√ANGWA of the same meaning, with a plural form angwi (Ety/ANGWA). This plural form reappeared in the Quenya Verbal System of the 1940s, but there it was translated “dragons”.
Conceptual Development: A similar form ᴱQ. oqi “snake” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon and Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa of the 1910s as a derivative of the early root ᴱ√OQO “curve, bend” (QL/70).
Neo-Quenya: The word Q. leuca “snake” from The Lord of the Rings appendices is more commonly used for “snake” in Neo-Quenya.
References ✧ Ety/ANGWA; PE22/124
|Angwion||genitive plural||“of dragons”||✧ PE22/124|
|ᴹ√ANGWA > ango||[aŋgu] > [aŋgo]||✧ Ety/ANGWA|