Sindarin 

gaerys

masculine name. Ossë

A Sindarin name for Ossë, a combination of gaer “dreadful” and a reduction of his ancient Sindarin name †Yssi (WJ/400). Tolkien stated that this name “was more often used by the inland Teleri”, who viewed this Maia with more awe and fear. Otherwise he was known as Yssion.

Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, the Gnomish name of Ossë is G. Oth(a) (GL/18), perhaps derived from G. ô “sea” (GL/61). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, his Noldorin name is N. Aeros >> Oeros (Ety/GOS, EtyAC/GOS), perhaps a combination of N. oer “sea” and the root ᴹ√GOS “dread”.

Cognates

  • Q. Ossë ✧ WJI/Gaerys; WJ/400

Elements

WordGloss
gaer“awful, fearful, awful, fearful, [N.] dreadful”
Yssi“Ossë”
Sindarin [SA/gaer; WJ/400; WJI/Gaerys] Group: Eldamo. Published by

yssi

masculine name. Ossë

Archaic Sindarin name of Q. Ossë, derived from the primitive name ✶Ossai (WJ/400). It was generally replaced by the more elaborate forms Gaerys or Yssion.

Cognates

Derivations

  • Ossai “Ossë” ✧ WJ/400

Element in

  • S. Gaerys “Ossë” ✧ WJ/400
  • S. Yssion “Ossë” ✧ WJ/400

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
Ossai > ossī > ussi > yssı̯[ossai] > [ossī] > [ossi] > [ussi] > [yssi] > [yss]✧ WJ/400

Variations

  • yssı̯ ✧ WJ/400

yssion

masculine name. Ossë

A Sindarin name of Q. Ossë, a combination of his archaic name †Yssi with the masculine suffix -on (WJ/400).

Cognates

  • Q. Ossë ✧ WJI/Yssion; WJ/400
Sindarin [WJ/400; WJI/Yssion] Group: Eldamo. Published by