N. Lhamthanc pn. “Forked Tongue”

N. Lhamthanc, pn. “Forked Tongue”

A serpent name appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/STAK), a combination of lham(b) “tongue” and thanc “forked”.

Conceptual Development: In Early Noldorin word lists of the 1920s, it appeared as ᴱN. lamthanc “snake”, also a combination of ᴱN. lam “tongue” and ᴱN. thanc “cleft, split, forked”, hence literally “*forked tongue” (PE13/154, 165).

Reference ✧ Ety/STAK ✧ “forked tongue”


lham(b) “tongue”
thanc “cleft, split” ✧ Ety/STAK
ᴹ√LAB “lick” ✧ Ety/STAK

ᴱN. lamthanc n. “snake, *(lit.) forked tongue” (Category: Snake)

See N. Lhamthanc for discussion.

References ✧ PE13/154, 165



lham(b) “tongue”
thanc “cleft, divided, split, cloven, forked, bifurcated; cleft, break, breach” ✧ PE13/154; PE13/165