tindómereldaughter of twilight
tindómerel (also capitalized Tindómerel) fem. name "daughter of twilight", a kenning (poetic name) of the nightingale; = Sindarin Tinúviel. (TIN, SEL-D, SA:tin; "Tindómrl" in mirrored Tengwar in VT47:37 would seem to be an incomplete annotation of the same word). The form Tindómiel (UT:210) could well be an alternative Quenya equivalent of Tinúviel, and it is possibly to be preferred because the status of the ending -rel "daughter" is uncertain (it was to represent older -zel, -sel corresponding to the independent word seldë, but Tolkien changed the meaning of this word from "daughter" to "child", and since the word for "child" appears as hína in later texts, it may be that seldë and the corresponding ending -rel were dropped altogether).
tindómerelfeminine name. Daughter of Twilight
Also glossed as “nightingale”, “daughter of twilight”.
The Quenya name of Tinúviel (SA/tin, PE19/73). Since she was a Sindarin elf, this name is largely theoretical, as a development from the same primitive form: ✶Tindōmiselde. This name is a compound of tindómë and a suffixal form -rel of seldë “daughter”. In a couple places, Tolkien used this name to illustrated the development of primitive intervocalic ✶[s] into Quenya [r] (PE19/33, 73).
Conceptual Development: The name ᴹQ. Tindómerel appeared in the Etymologies from the 1930s, where it already had the derivation described above (Ety/SEL-D, TIN). In some notes on Quenya phonology from the 1930s, this name was revised to Tindómirel with a medial i (PE19/33), but a revision of those notes from the 1950s reverted back to Tindómerel.
Variations of the word: Tindómrl.
Word Gloss Source tindómë (starry) twilight - seldë daughter -
Tindómieldaughter of twilight
Tindómiel, fem. name (UT:210), probably *"daughter of twilight" (tindómë + -iel) and thus the equivalent of Sindarin Tinúviel. Compare tindómerel.
tindómielfeminine name. Daughter of Twilight
Second child and only daughter of Elros, known only from a genealogy chart on UT/210. Her name is a compound of tindómë “twilight” and -iel “daughter; feminine suffix”, so perhaps means “*Daughter of Twilight”. This is the same meaning as S. Tinúviel, but Tinúviel’s Quenya name was Tindómerel, with its final element derived from seldë “daughter”.
Variations of the word: Tindómiel.
Word Gloss Source tindómë (starry) twilight - -iel feminine suffix; -daughter -