Sindarin 

elu

noun. Elu

prop. n.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:189] < Q. _Elwe_. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

elu

adjective. (pale) blue

Sindarin [Ety/360, X/W] Group: SINDICT. Published by

elu

masculine name. Elu

The Sindarin form of Q. Elwë, the original name of Thingol (S/56). This Sindarin name is derived from the Quenya, because in Sindarin short final vowels vanished and then [[s|final [w] usually became [u]]]: Elwe > Elw > Elu (PE17/189). This Sindarin name appeared as an element in the names of many of his descendants.

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, the leader of the third tribe of Elves was named Sol. Ellu (LT1/155), though at this early stage the character was distinct from the contemporanerous character that would develop into Thingol (G. Tinwelint). The name changed to (Telerin?) Elu with one l in very early Silmarillion drafts (SM/13, 85), and was given the Qenya cognate of ᴱQ. Elwe.

In the Annals of Beleriand from the 1930s, ᴹQ. Elwe was identified as the brother of Thingol (SM/264) and so remained in Silmarillion drafts of that period (LR/217). In The Etymologies, Tolkien specifically indicated that the Noldorin form of his name Elw (= Elu) was not used (Ety/WEG), probably because in this conception Elwe remained in Valinor. It was not until Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s that the name Elwe was assigned to Thingol, at which point his brother was renamed to Q. Olwë (MR/82). At this stage, the Sindarin form of his name Elu was also introduced (MR/86).

Cognates

  • Q. Elwë ✧ LBI/Elu; MRI/Elwë; PE17/189; PMI/Thingol; SI/Elu; SI/Elwë; UTI/Elu; MR/217; PM/369; VT41/08; WJI/Elwë

Element in

Elements

WordGloss
êl“star”
-u“a person or being”
Sindarin [LBI/Elu; LT1I/Thingol; LT2I/Elu Thingol; MR/217; MRI/Elwë; PE17/189; PM/369; PMI/Thingol; SI/Elu; SI/Elwë; UTI/Elu; VT41/08; WJ/258; WJI/Elwë] Group: Eldamo. Published by

elu

noun. Elwe

_prop. n. _Q. Elwe.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:176] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

luin

adjective. blue

Sindarin [LotR (misc.), S/434, UT/390, Ety/370, VT/48:24] Group: SINDICT. Published by

luin

blue

adj. blue. . This gloss was rejected.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:136] < *_luini-_ blue. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

luin

jhJ5 adjective. blue

Examples: Ered luin, Helluin, Luinil, Mindolluin

Sindarin [Let/448.1013, SA/luin.001, UT/390.0701, VT48/23.1104, VT48/24.2102, VT48/28.3615] Group: Verified and confirmed. Published by

luin

adjective. blue

Cognates

  • Q. luinë “blue” ✧ SA/luin; VT48/23; VT48/28

Derivations

  • LUY “blue” ✧ VT48/23
  • luini “blue” ✧ VT48/24
    • LUY “blue” ✧ VT48/24

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
LUY > Luin[luini] > [luine] > [luin]✧ VT48/23
luini > luin[luini] > [luine] > [luin]✧ VT48/24

Variations

  • Luin ✧ Let/448; VT48/23
Sindarin [Let/448; S/162; SA/luin; UT/390; VT48/23; VT48/24; VT48/28] Group: Eldamo. Published by

blue

adj. blue. . This gloss was rejected.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:136] < _(s)lowā_ < (S)LOW9. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

elu

adjective. (pale) blue

Sindarin Group: Eldamo - fan adaptations. Published by

elu

pale blue

1) elu (analogical pl. ely). Archaic elw (pl. ilw?) 2) gwind (lenited wind; no distinct pl. form)

elu

pale blue

1) elu (analogical pl. ely). Archaic elw (pl. ilw?). 2) gwind (lenited wind; no distinct pl. form).

luin

blue

luin (no distinct pl. form, as demonstrated by the name Ered Luin ”Blue Mountains”) (VT48:24)