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G. gaust n. “corn, crop (espec. of cereal)” (Category: Crop, Harvest)

⚠️G. gaust, n. “corn, crop (espec. of cereal)” (Category: Crop, Harvest)
N. iau¹ “corn, *cereal crop”
ᴺS. ^iaust “crop, *yield, produce; ⚠️corn”

A noun appearing as G. gaust “corn, crop (espec. of cereal)” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s based on the early root ᴱ√ı̯aƀa [YAɃA] (GL/38), since in Gnomish of the 1910s an initial y usually became g (HPG/§2.1).

Neo-Sindarin: Since the root ᴹ√YAB survived in Tolkien’s later writing, I would salvage this Gnomish noun as ᴺS. iaust to better fit later phonology. Furthermore, I would use it only in the sense “crop, *yield, produce”, where for “corn [= cereal grain]” I would use N. iau “corn” from The Etymologies (Ety/YAB).

Reference ✧ GL/38 ✧ “corn, crop (espec. of cereal)”



Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√ı̯aƀa > gaust [jaβsta] > [javsta] > [gavsta] > [gavst] > [gaust] ✧ GL/38