Sindarin

Tinnúviel

n. nightingale

nightingale

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Tinúviel

name. Nightingale, (lit.) Daughter of Twilight

The name that Beren gave to Lúthien, translated “Nightingale”, more literally “Daughter of Twilight” (S/165), a derivation of the primitive form ✶Tindōmiselde (PE19/73). It is essentially a combination of tinnu “twilight” and the suffix -iel¹, except that the archaic final -v lost in tinnu was preserved in the compound.
Conceptual Development: This name first appeared as Tynwfiel in the earliest Lost Tales, probably a Welsh-like spelling of the name (LT2/41), but the normal spelling G. Tinúviel emerged in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s and so remained thereafter (LB/22). In the Etymologies from the 1930s, N. Tinúviel had the same derivation as given above (Ety/SEL-D, TIN).

[LB/354.3204, LotR/0193.3407, LotRI/Lúthien.002, LotRI/Tinúviel.001, LT1I/Tinúviel.001, MR/373.2402, MRI/Tinúviel.001, PE19/073.1706, S/165.1914, SA/tin.037, SI/Tinúviel.001, UTI/Lúthien.032, UTI/Tinúviel.001, WJ/062.0509, WJI/Tinúviel.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

dúlin

n. nightingale

[SA/dú.017] Group: Eldamo. Published by

merilin

n. nightingale

dúlinn

nightingale

1) dúlinn (i dhúlinn) (dusk-singer), same form pl. except with article (i núlinn) (SD:302). 2) merilin (i verilin), no distinct pl. form except with article (i merilin), coll. pl. merilinnath. Suggested Sindarin form of ”Noldorin” ”moerilind” = mörilind. 3) tinúviel (”daughter of twilight”, a poetic kenning) (i dinúviel, o thinúviel), pl. ?tinúvil (i thinúvil), coll. pl. tinúviellath (MR:373, WJ:62)

Noldorin

Tinnúviel

n. nightingale

nightingale

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Quenya

lómelindë

n. nightingale, (lit.) dusk-singer

[MR/172.2606, MR/471.1601, S/055.2505, SA/dú.021, SA/lin².019, SA/lómë.005, SI/lómelindi.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Tindómisel

n. nightingale

PQ. nightingale

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morilindë

nightingale

morilindë noun "nightingale" (MOR)

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tindómerel

n. nightingale

TQ. nightingale

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tindómizel

n. nightingale

PQ. nightingale

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Primitive elvish

Tindōmiselde

name. Nightingale, (lit.) Daughter of Twilight

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Doriathrin

myrilind

n. nightingale

The Ilkorin noun for “nightingale”, appearing as both murilind and myrilind (Ety/MOR, TIN). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. morilinde indicates a primitive form of *✶morilindē, further supported by the rejected Ilkorin form morilind (EtyAC/MOR). This would have produced murilind according to the rules of Ilkorin i-affection. The variant form myrilind hints at a different (dialectical?) phonetic development, as pointed out by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/murilind). See the entry on i-affection for further discussion.

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