Sindarin 


noun. star-kindler

gîl (pl. of gîl “star, bright spark”) + thóniel (perf. act. part. of than- “kindle, set light to”) #[HKF] it is possible that iel is just iell “daughter” [Etym. SEL-D] traditional ending for women’s names.

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_ theon. _Starkindler (in past). >> thoniel

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:82] < ? + THAN kindle. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by



theon.'Star-kindler'. Q. Tintalle. THĂN/THĀN << TÁN << TON; ÑGIL << GIL.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:23] < ÑGIL+THĂN/THĀN kindle. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by


feminine name. Star-kindler

A title of Elbereth (LotR/238) translated “Star-kindler” (RGEO/64, Let/278), the equivalent of Q. Tintallë (MR/388). This name is a combination of gil “star”, a derivative of the root √THAN “kindle” and the feminine suffix -iel (PE17/22-3, MR/388).

Conceptual Development: The name N. Gilthoniel appeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s with essentially the same derivation as the one given above, except that the middle element was from the root ᴹ√TAN “make, fashion”, and the gloss was “Star-maker” (Ety/GIL, TAN). When this name first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, it was Gilthonieth, a form that also appeared in The Etymologies, but it was soon revised to Gilthoniel (RS/68). In some notes from the 1950s, Tolkien considered the possibility that the final element thoniel was a special past-tense agental formation meaning “kindler (in the past)” (PE17/82).

Sindarin [LB/354; Let/278; LotR/0238; LotR/0729; LotRI/Elbereth; LotRI/Gilthoniel; MR/388; MRI/Gilthoniel; PE17/022; PE17/023; PE17/082; RGEO/63; RGEO/64; RGEO/65] Group: Eldamo. Published by



feminine name. Star-kindler

A title of the goddess Avradî (Q. Varda) translated “Star-kindler” (SD/428), and therefore the Adûnaic equivalent of S. Gilthoniel. The first element gimil means “stars”, and the second is an agental-formation for the verb nitir- “to kindle” (SD/427-8).

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Noldorin 

a tiro’men gilthoniel

*oh watch us, Gilthoniel
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feminine name. Star-maker, Lady of the Stars
Noldorin [Ety/GIL; Ety/TAN; RS/068; RS/364; RS/394; RSI/Gilthoniel; SDI1/Gilthoniel; TII/Gilthoniel; WRI/Gilthoniel] Group: Eldamo. Published by