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ÑGOL is an Elvish root signifying "dark-hued, dark-brown".[1]

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In the Etymologies appears the roots ÑGOL, signifying "wise, wisdom, be wise", and ÑGOLOD, signifying "one of the wise folk, Gnome".[2]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", 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. Cf., J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 3