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G. nigweth n. “(snow) storm” (Category: Snow)

⚠️G. nigweth, n. “(snow) storm” (Category: Snow)
N. alagos “storm (of wind)”

A noun in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “a storm”, but Tolkien clarified that it was “properly of snow, but that sense has evaporated” (GL/60), in other words that its use was originally limited to snow storms, but it came to be used of storms in general. It is clearly based on the early root ᴱ√NIQI which had a number of other “snow” derivatives, as noted by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Taniquetil).

References ✧ GL/60; LT1A/Taniquetil



ᴱ√NIQI “white” ✧ LT1A/Taniquetil
#-weth “noun suffix”

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