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''gabil'' in [[Khuzdul]] means "great".{{fact}}
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'''''gabil''''' is a [[Khuzdul]] element only appearing the compound names ''[[Gabilgathol]]'' and ''[[Gabilān]]''. As ''Gabilān'' is glossed as "great river",<ref name=WJ>{{WJ|Maeglin}}, p. 336</ref>  and ''Gabilgathol'' is said to be have been translated into ''[[Belegost]]'' ("Great Fortress"),<ref>{{HM|LR}}, p. 274</ref> one can, as [[Helge Fauskanger]] has suggested, infer that ''Gabil'' probably means "great".<ref>[[Helge Fauskanger]], "[http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/khuzdul.htm Khuzdul: the secret tongue of the Dwarves]" at [http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/ Ardalambion] (accessed 22 July 2011)</ref>
  
==See also==
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*''[[Gabilgathol]]''
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*''[[Gabilân]]''
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Latest revision as of 17:08, 9 November 2012

gabil is a Khuzdul element only appearing the compound names Gabilgathol and Gabilān. As Gabilān is glossed as "great river",[1] and Gabilgathol is said to be have been translated into Belegost ("Great Fortress"),[2] one can, as Helge Fauskanger has suggested, infer that Gabil probably means "great".[3]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: III. Maeglin", p. 336
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, p. 274
  3. Helge Fauskanger, "Khuzdul: the secret tongue of the Dwarves" at Ardalambion (accessed 22 July 2011)