Adûnaic

nîlû

masculine name. (Man in the) Moon, Moon

The masculine personification of nîlu “the moon” (SD/426), perhaps the Adûnaic name for Q. Tilion.

Adûnaic [SD/426.1403; SDI2/Nîlû.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nîlu

noun. moon

A noun translated as “moon” and fully declined as an example of a Strong II noun (SD/431). It appears with both a short and long final -u, but Tolkien indicated that the form with long û is actually the personified form Nîlû “Man in the Moon” (SD/426), perhaps the Adûnaic name of Tilion. Tolkien also listed the “later forms Nil, Njūl” (SD/306), one of which may be the Westron word for “moon”, most likely Wes. nil. Andreas Moehn suggested (EotAL/NUL) that this noun may be related to nûlo/nûlu/nâlu, but given the evil connotations of these words (SD/306) and the different stem vowels, this seems unlikely to me.

Adûnaic [SD/241.2810; SD/306.0912; SD/426.1303; SD/428.24022; SD/428.2404; SD/431.0406; SD/431.0604; SD/431.0704; SD/431.0807; SD/431.0808; SD/431.0905; SD/431.0906; SD/431.1005; SD/431.1104; SDI2/Nîlû.004; SDI2/Nîlû.005] Group: Eldamo. Published by