S. Niben-nog pn. “Petty Dwarf”
A Sindarin term for a Petty Dwarf (PE17/46), a variation on the better known Nogoth Niben, a combination of niben “petty” and a suffixal form -nog of naug “dwarf”, because [au] became [o] in polysyllables in Sindarin. This term was first published in its plural forms Nibin-noeg (UT/100) and Nibin-nogrim “Petty-dwarves” (UT/148). Tolkien considered numerous variations on the singular form of this name (WJ/187, note #26).
References ✧ PE17/46; UT/100, 148; UTI/Nibin-noeg; WJ/420; WJI/Naugrim, Nibin-noeg
|Nibin-nogrim||class-plural||“Petty Dwarves”||✧ UTI/Nibin-noeg|
|Nibin-noeg||plural||“Petty Dwarves”||✧ UTI/Nibin-noeg; WJI/Nibin-noeg|
|niben||“petty”||✧ UT/100 (Nibin)|
|naug||“dwarf; dwarf(ed), stunted”||✧ UT/100 (noeg)|