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N. thling n. “spider, spider’s web, cobweb” (Category: Spider)

⚠️N. thling, n. “spider, spider’s web, cobweb” (Category: Spider)
ᴺS. ^lhing “spider’s web, cobweb; ⚠️spider”

A noun appearing as N. thling “spider, spider’s web, cobweb” in The Etymologies, derived from primitive ᴹ✶sliñgē under the root ᴹ√SLIG (Ety/SLIG).

Neo-Sindarin: Since initial sl- became lh- in Sindarin, most Neo-Sindarin writers adapt this word as ᴺS. lhing, as suggested in Hiswelókë’s Sindarin Dictionary (HSD). This word is somewhat questionable, since in later writings √ungu- was the basis for spider words (PE22/160). However, I think ᴹ√SLIG may be reinterpreted as having to do with threads, and as such I think ᴺS. lhing can be retained, though I would limit its use to “spider’s web, cobweb”.

References ✧ Ety/DOƷ, SLIG


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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶sliñgē > thling [sliŋgē] > [sliŋge] > [θliŋge] > [θliŋg] > [θliŋ] ✧ Ety/SLIG