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Aelin-uial

noun. lake-twilight

aelin (pl. of ael “lake, pool, mere”) + uial (“twilight”)

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aelin-uial

place name. Meres of Twilight, Twilight Meres

Region where the river Aros flowed into the Sirion, translated “Twilight Meres” or “Meres of Twilight” (S/114, 122). This name seems to be a compound of the plural aelin of ael “lake, pool” and the noun uial “twight” (SA/aelin, uial).

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales these pools were named G. Umboth-muilin (LT2/225). This name remained in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s as an Doriathrin [Ilkorin] name: Umboth Muilin (LR/262; Ety/KHIS, MBOTH). In The Etymologies, Tolkien considered several several Noldorin equivalents for this name, as described in the entry for N. Oelinuial. In the narratives, he used Aelin-uial as the Noldorin name (LR/262). This was the form that appeared in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s and the published Silmarillion, while Umboth Muilin was removed (WJ/194).

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Aelin-uial (name)

Aelin-uial is a Sindarin name, composed of aelin "lake" + uial "twilight".

A variant name used by Tolkien was Umboth Muilin (also spelt Umboth-muilin and Umboth-Muilin), which translates to "Pools of Twilight". Helge Fauskanger has noted that the Noldorin name Oelinuial ("Pools of Twilight"; variant forms Elinuial and Eilinuial), of the Etymologies, became Aelin-uial in the published Silmarillion.

Yet another, early form, was the Gnomish name Hithliniath ("Pools of Mist"; which was amended to Umboth Muilin, itself amended to Aelinuial).

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* Aelin-uial

Aelin-uial

Aelin-uial is a Sindarin name, composed of aelin "meres", plural of ael + uial "twilight". A variant name used by Tolkien was Umboth Muilin (also spelt Umboth-muilin and Umboth-Muilin), which translates to "Pools of Twilight". Helge Fauskanger has noted that the Noldorin name Oelinuial ("Pools of Twilight"; variant forms Elinuial and Eilinuial), of the Etymologies, became Aelin-uial in the published Silmarillion. Yet another, early form, was the Gnomish name Hithliniath ("Pools of Mist"; which was amended to Umboth Muilin, itself amended to Aelinuial).

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