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ÑGAW is an Elvish root signifying "falsify, deform, disguise".[1]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In the Etymologies appears the root ÑGAW, signifying "howl".[2] Apparently this form was changed to NGWAW (of the same meaning).[3]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 169
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 377
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Quenya Phonology", in Parma Eldalamberon XIX (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 106-107