Quenya 

fëanáro

masculine name. Spirit of Fire, Spirit-of-Fire

The mother-name of Fëanor by which he was usually known, and from which his Sindarin name was derived (MR/217, PM/343). His name contains the elements fëa “spirit” and nár “fire”, but the name is actually an old compound, developed from ancient ✶Phayanāro (PE17/39, Ety/PHAY).

Conceptual Development: Curiously, in the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, ᴱQ. Feanor was marked as Qenya (GL/35), corresponding to G. Fionor “Goblet Smith”, but it seems unlikely that this was a lasting idea. In the earliest Lost Tales, Feanor was probably so named in his own language, Gnomish (LT1/128). His later Quenya name ᴹQ. Feanáro first appeared in The Etymologies, where it is translated as “Radiant Sun” (Ety/PHAY). The interpretation as “Spirit of Fire” appears in texts from the 1950s and 1960s, as noted above (MR/217, PM/343).

Quenya [MR/206.0411; MR/217.1812; MR/257.3805; MRI/Fëanor.003; PE17/039.2304; PE17/118.2404; PE22/149.1005-1; PM/343.1507; PMI/Fëanor.006; SA/nár.022; SI/Fëanor.073] Group: Eldamo. Published by

fëa

spirit

fëa noun "spirit" (pl. fëar attested, MR:363). The Incarnates are said to live by necessary union of hroa (body) and fëa (WJ:405). In Airëfëa noun "the Holy Spirit", Fëanáro masc. name "Spirit of Fire" (Quenya-Sindarin hybrid form: Fëanor), Fëanturi noun "Masters of Spirits", name of the two Valar Mandos and Lórien (SA:tur), fëafelmë noun "spirit-impulse" (impulses originating with the spirit, e.g. love, pity, anger, hate) (VT41:19 cf. 13, VT43:37). In one source it is said to mean specifically a "spirit indwelling a body", i.e. "soul" (PE17:124), which contradicts such uses as Airefëa or Fëanturi. Cf. fairë.

spirit, shadow

noun "spirit, shadow" (PE17:86)

súlë

spirit, breath

súlë (þ) noun "spirit, breath", also name of tengwa #9; originally thúlë (þúlë), before the shift th > s that occurred shortly before the rebellion of the Noldor (Appendix E, THŪ). Its gloss, "blowing forth", was metaphorically used as "the emission of power (of will or desire) from a spirit" (PE17:124). If the element súlë appears in Súlimë and Súlimo (q.v.), the stem-form may seem to be súli-.

vilissë

spirit

vilissë noun "spirit" (GL:23)

þúlë

noun. spirit
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Sindarin 

Feanor

noun. Sindarized form of Q

prop. n. Sindarized form of Q. Feanór.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:117] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

Feanor

Feanáro

prop. n. -. Q. Feanáro.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:39] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

fëanor

masculine name. Spirit of Fire

Greatest of the Noldor and crafter of the Silmarils (LotR/657). His Sindarin name is a partial adaptation of his mother-name Q. Fëanáro “Spirit of Fire”, as opposed to a pure Sindarin translation, which would have been Faenor (MR/217, PM/343). As such, it is a combination of Q. fëa “spirit” and the suffixal form -nor of S. naur “fire”.

Conceptual Development: The earliest mention of this name is in the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, where ᴱQ. Feanor is explicitly marked Qenya, with a cognate G. Fionor “Goblet Smith” in Gnomish (GL/35). The language of the name Feanor in earliest Lost Tales is not specified, but it is probable that Tolkien re-imagined the name as Gnomish at an early stage, since both Feanor and his father Bruithwir were of the Noldoli (LT1/128, 145).

In the Silmarillion drafts and The Etymologies from the 1930s, the name N. Feanor is explicitly marked as Noldorin, with a Qenya equivalent ᴹQ. Feanáro, both developed from primitive ᴹ✶Phayanāro “Radiant Sun” (Ety/PHAY). However, the phonetic developments leading from ᴹ✶Phaya- to N. Fea- are obscure, and the combination [ea] does not occur in any other Noldorin word. This is likely the reason Tolkien developed the mix-language derivation discussed above, which appears in notes associated with the Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s.

Sindarin [LotR/1116.3604; LotRI/Fëanor.001; MR/217.3910; MR/257.0103; MRI/Fëanor.001; PE17/039.1902; PE17/118.3007; PM/343.1511; PMI/Fëanor.001; S/063.1902; SA/fëa.004; SA/nár.021; SI/Fëanor.001; UTI/Fëanor.001; WJI/Fëanor.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

faenor

masculine name. Spirit of Fire

The proper form of Fëanor if it were a true Sindarin name (MR/217, PM/343). This name is a combination of fae “spirit” and the suffixal form -nor of naur “fire”.

Sindarin [MR/217.4102; MRI/Fëanor.007; PM/343.1801; PMI/Fëanor.008] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Arnor

Sindarized form of Q

topon. Sindarized form of Q. Aranor 'kingly, chief land'. Pure Sindarin forme Ardor. Ardor

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:118] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

faer

noun. spirit, spirit (in general)
Sindarin [MR/349.4302; MR/470.2406] Group: Eldamo. Published by

faer

noun. spirit
Sindarin [MR/349] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

Fingon

noun. Sindarized form of Q

_prop. n. _Sindarized form of Q. Finicā(n. Tolkien proposed to change it : Finion or Fingorn. . This gloss was rejected.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:113] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

Ingol

noun. Sindarized form of Q

prop. n. Sindarized form of Q. Ingoldo.

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Glorfindel

noun. Sindarized form of Q

prop. n. Sindarized form of Q. Laurefin(de), Laurefindele. findel

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:17:119] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

spirit

_ n. _spirit, shadow.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:86] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

* Fëanor

Spirit of Fire

Fëanor's father-name was Curufinwë, "Skillful Finwë", by adding curu, the Quenya noun for "skill", to his father's name . He later gave his favorite son Curufin the same father-name. His mother-name was Fëanáro, which translates as "Spirit of Fire", being formed by adding fëa, a Quenya noun for "spirit" and nár, "flame". Apparently, the masculine ending -o is also present. The name Fëanor is the Sindarin version of his mother-name.

Sindarin [Tolkien Gateway "Fëanor"] Published by

* Fëanor

Fëanor

Fëanor's father-name was Curufinwë, "Skillful Finwë", by adding curu, the Quenya noun for "skill", to his father's name . He later gave his favorite son Curufin the same father-name. His mother-name was Fëanáro, which translates as "spirit of fire", being formed by adding fëa, a Quenya noun for "spirit" and nár, "flame". Apparently, the masculine ending -o is also present. The name Fëanor is the Sindarized version of his mother-name; the proper Sindarin form of his name was Faenor.

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* fae

spirit

1) fae (soul, radiance). No distinct pl. form. 2) faer (radiance). No distinct pl. form. (MR:349)

Noldorin 

feanor

masculine name. Radiant Sun
Noldorin [Ety/NAR¹.028; Ety/PHAY.026; EtyAC/NŌ.023; LRI/Fëanor.001; RSI/Fëanor.001; SMI/Fëanor.001; TII/Fëanor.001; WRI/Fëanor.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

mân

noun. departed spirit
Noldorin [Ety/371] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!

Primitive elvish

phayanāro

masculine name. Spirit of Fire
Primitive elvish [PE17/039.2305; PM/343.3701; PMI/Fëanor.007] Group: Eldamo. Published by

phay

root. spirit

When this root first appeared in The Etymologies (Ety/PHAY), it was glossed “radiate, send out rays of light” and its derivatives were consistent with this definition, most notably in N. Feanor “Radiant Sun”. In later writings, this root was instead glossed “spirit” (PM/352), which is the connotation most of its later derivatives. For example, the later meaning of S. Fëanor was changed to “Spirit of Fire”.

The earlier sense “radiate” probably also survived in Tolkien’s later conception, however. On MR/250, the word Q. fairë “spirit” is said to originally had the sense “radiance”, which is precisely the meaning that ᴹQ. faire¹ had in The Etymologies. There is also a primitive monosyllable ✶phāy “flame, ray of light” in the later Outline of Phonology (PE19/102). If the root meaning “radiate” remains valid, then the word S. *fael¹ “gleam of the sun”, an element of S. Faelivrin “gleam of the sun on the pools of Ivrin” (the second name of Finduilas), might be a derivative of this root.

Primitive elvish [PM/352.1707] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Primitive adûnaic

manaw

noun. spirit

The primitive form of manô “spirit” (SD/424). Its plural form manaw+yi is also attested.

Primitive adûnaic [SD/424.1908; SD/424.2205] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya 

feanor

masculine name. feanor
Qenya [GL/35.3604; PE15/32.0503] Group: Eldamo. Published by

feanáro

masculine name. Radiant Sun
Qenya [Ety/PHAY.021] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vilisse

noun. spirit
Qenya [GL/23.1407] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Old Noldorin 

phayanṓr

masculine name. Radiant Sun
Old Noldorin [Ety/PHAY.023] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish

phayanāro

masculine name. Radiant Sun
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/PHAY.017] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Gnomish

feanor

masculine name. feanor

Variations of the word: Fëanor, Feanor.

Gnomish [PE15/63.1901; LBI/Fëanor.001; LT1I/Fëanor.001; LT2I/Fëanor.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

blaith

noun. spirit
Gnomish [GL/23.0509; GL/23.1401; GL/43.4003; LT1A/Cûm a Gumlaith.031] Group: Eldamo. Published by