Sindarin 

ascar

place name. rushing, impetious

A tributary of Gelion, later named Rathlóriel (S/123), translated “rushing, impetious” by Christopher Tolkien (SI/Ascar). It is simply the adjective (N.) ascar “rushing” used as a name. Given the river’s location in Ossiriand, this name might be Nandorin instead.

Conceptual Development: This name appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/135, SM/325) along with the variant Asgar (SM/325, WJ/336). In The Etymologies, it was designated an Ilkorin name, Ilk. Ascar, though the adjective ascar was designated both Noldorin and Ilkorin, along with a Noldorin-only variant asgar (Ety/SKAR). Like many of the river names in Ossiriand, Tolkien did not give a new etymology of the name after he abandoned the Ilkorin language. Since [sk] usually became [sg] in Sindarin, this name is likely either archaic or dialectal.

Sindarin [SI/Ascar.001; WJI/Ascar.001; WJI/Ascar.008] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ascar

adjective. violent, rushing, impetious
Sindarin Group: Eldamo. Published by

asgar

adjective. violent, rushing, impetious
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* ascar

violent

1) ascar (rushing, impetuous), pl. escair. Also spelt asgar (pl. esgair). 2) bregol (sudden, fierce), lenited vregol, pl. bregoel. Archaic *bregaul.

Noldorin 

ascar

adjective. violent, rushing, impetuous
Noldorin [Ety/386] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

ascar

adjective. violent, rushing, impetious
Noldorin Group: Eldamo. Published by

asgar

adjective. violent, rushing, impetious

@@@ ascar may be alternate form

Noldorin [Ety/SKAR.031] Group: Eldamo. Published by

asgar

adjective. violent, rushing, impetuous
Noldorin [Ety/386] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

bregol

adjective. violent, sudden, fierce
Noldorin [Ety/352, Ety/373] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

* ascar

rushing, impetuous

Asgar in Noldorin means "rushing" or "impetuous", derived from root A-SKAR.

In Eriol's Old English translations, Ascar is referred to as Baening. Christopher Tolkien tentatively interpreted the O.E. name as "river filled with bones (of the Dwarves)", but doubted that it was his father's intended meaning.

Noldorin [Tolkien Gateway "Ascar"] Published by

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Doriathrin

ascar

adjective. violent, rushing, impetious

An adjective meaning “violent, rushing, impetious”, appearing as the river name Ascar (Ety/SKAR).

Doriathrin [Ety/SKAR.037] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ascar

place name. ascar

A river marked Ilkorin in the Etymologies (Ety/SKAR), simply ascar “violent, rushing, impetious” used as a name.
Variations of the word: Ascar, Asgar.

Elements

WordGlossSource
ascarviolent-
Doriathrin [Ety/SKAR.041; LRI/Ascar.001; SM/135.0402; SM/325.2912; SMI/Ascar.001; SM/325.2712; SMI/Ascar.005] Group: Eldamo. Published by