Ilk. *neld num. card. “three” (Category: Three)
The Doriathrin number “three” attested only as an element in the word neldor “beech” = “three trunks” (Ety/NEL). Its cognates ᴹQ. nelde and N. neledh indicates a primitive form *✶neledē, which would have become Ilk. neld due to the Ilkorin syncope, as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/neldor).
Reference ✧ Ety/NEL ✧ Dor. neld “three”
|ᴹ√NÉL-ED > neld||[neledē] > [nelede] > [nelde] > [neld]||✧ Ety/NEL|