gabil is a Khuzdul element only appearing the compound names Gabilgathol and Gabilān. As Gabilān is glossed as "great river", and Gabilgathol is said to be have been translated into Belegost ("Great Fortress"), one can, as Helge Fauskanger has suggested, infer that Gabil probably means "great".
- ↑ 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
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, p. 274
- ↑ Helge Fauskanger, "Khuzdul: the secret tongue of the Dwarves" at Ardalambion (accessed 22 July 2011)