iron-eminent one; ang (“iron”) + arod (from Tel. aráto “noble” < aráta “noble” + masculine ending o [HKF]) In Etym. RAUTĀ-, the second element is given as rod (from raud “metal”, earlier changed in from “copper”); S equivalent of Tel. Angaráto.
masculine name. *Iron Champion
Sindarin name of the second youngest son of Finarfin (S/61), an adaption of his Quenya father-name Q. Angaráto “✱Iron Champion” (PM/346-7). His name is a combination of ang “iron” (SA/anga) and the suffixal form -rod of raud “lofty, noble” seen in many names (PE17/49).
Conceptual Development: In the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s, his name was first given as ᴱN. Angrod (LB/80, 213), though in the very earliest Silmarillion drafts his name appeared as G. Anrod (SM/15). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, the name N. Angrod was derived from a combination of ang “iron” and rhaud “metal” (Ety/RAUTĀ). The derivation from his Quenya name did not emerge until after Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s (PM/346).
- Q. Angaráto “*Iron Champion” ✧ PM/346; PMI/Angrod; SA/ar(a)
Word Gloss ang “iron” raud “noble, eminent; lofty, high, tall; excellent”