Ilk. naugol n. “Dwarf” (Category: Dwarf)
A Doriathrin word for “Dwarf” derived from the root ᴹ√NAUK- or NAWAK (Ety/NAUK). Tolkien said that it was a diminutive form, not a direct cognate of ᴹQ. nauko or N. naug. It may be derived from a primitive form such as *✶naukle, as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/naugol), though there isn’t enough evidence to determine the original final vowel, since primitive final vowels vanished in Ilkorin. The final -ol appeared because [o] developed between a consonant and final [l] in Ilkorin.
References ✧ Ety/NAUK
|Dor. Naugla||genitive||✧ Ety/NAUK|
|ᴹ√NÁWAK > naugol||[naukle] > [naugle] > [naugl] > [naugol]||✧ Ety/NAUK|