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noun. Turgon

master-shout (if interpretable at all); tûr (“mastery, victory”) + caun (“outcry, clamour” ) S name of Turukáno.

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noun. Turgon

prop. n.

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masculine name. Master Shout, Ruling Lord, Victory Prince, (lit.) Master Shout

Second son of Fingolfin and the lord of Gondolin (S/60). His name seems to be a combination of tûr “mastery, victory” (SA/tur) and the suffix -gon (PM/345). His name was variously translated “Master Shout” (PM/345), “Ruling Lord” or “Victory Prince” (PE17/113).

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, his name was already G. Turgon (LT1/115), and it remained so throughout Tolkien’s writings. At the earliest stage it seems to have been derived from the root ᴱ√TURU “be strong”, as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Tuor). In Early Noldorin word lists from the 1920s, the name was glossed “fierce k[ing]”, but this entry was replaced with an unglossed form marked “ON”. In The Etymologies from the 1930s, Tolkien specified that the final element of N. Turgon was -gon, the suffixal form of caun¹ “valour” (Ety/KAN).

In later writings, Tolkien considered several origins for this name, based on a variety of Quenya equivalents. In his “Words, Phrases and Passages from The Lord of the Rings” from the 1950s-60s, he considered and rejected Q. Turondo “Lord of Stone” (PE17/112), briefly considered Q. Turucáno “Ruling Lord” (PE17/117) and also Q. Turukondo “Victory Prince” (PE17/113).

In his “Shibboleth of Fëanor” from 1968, Tolkien said his Quenya name was Turucáno (PM/345), untranslated but likely meaning something like “Victory Commander”. Tolkien said that his Sindarin name Turgon was a phonetic adaptation with no real meaning, but that it could be interpreted as “Master Shout” (PM/345). This seems to have been Tolkien’s last word on the subject, but it is possible that the final element could also be interpretted as a suffixal form -gon of caun¹ “prince”; see those entries for discussion.

Sindarin [LotRI/Turgon.001; MRI/Turgon.001; PE17/112.3602; PE17/113.0910; PE17/113.1302; PE17/113.1501; PE17/113.1903; PE17/117.3901; PM/345.1007; PM/352.1513; PMI/Turgon.001; SA/káno.016; SA/tur.006; SI/Turgon.001; UT/400.2203; UTI/Turgon.001; WJI/Turgon.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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Turgon is the Sindarized version of his Quenya father-name, Turukáno. The latter contains the element káno ("commander").

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