Noldorin 

adar

noun. father
Noldorin [Ety/ATA] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amar

noun. Earth
Noldorin [Ety/MBAR] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bár

noun. home, earth
Noldorin [Ety/GAWA; Ety/MBAR; Ety/TAN; EtyAC/MBAR; PE22/035; PE22/036; WR/380] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aglar

noun. glory, splendour
Noldorin [Ety/AKLA-R; Ety/KAL; PE18/036; SD/046] Group: Eldamo. Published by

asgar

adjective. violent, rushing, impetuous

@@@ ascar may be alternate form

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

balar

place name. Balar
Noldorin [Ety/BAL; LR/180; LR/404; LRI/Balar; SMI/Balar] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bâd

noun. beaten track, pathway, *[ᴱN.] way, *[G.] path
Noldorin [Ety/BAT; EtyAC/BAT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ar

conjunction. and
Noldorin [TAI/150] Group: Eldamo. Published by

afarch

adjective. arid, very dry
Noldorin [EtyAC/A; EtyAC/N] Group: Eldamo. Published by

awarth

noun. abandonment
Noldorin [Ety/WAR] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ada

noun. father (hypocoristic), *[G.] daddy
Noldorin [Ety/ATA] Group: Eldamo. Published by

agaldor

masculine name. Agaldor

Perhaps the earliest name for Q. Elendil, immediately revised to Amroth, appearing in the earliest version of the tale of the Fall of Númenor (LR/12, 31). The language and the meaning of the name are unclear, but it appears to be Noldorin.

Noldorin [LR/012; LRI/Agaldor] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aglareb

adjective. glorious
Noldorin [Ety/AKLA-R; Ety/KAL] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ammalas

masculine name. Ammalas

Earliest form of the name of Amroth, first changed to Amaldor and then Amroth (TI/223). The meaning of these name are unclear, but Roman Rausch suggested they both contain the element am “up” appearing in his later name, and possibly end with the lenited forms of lhass “leaf” (or possibly glass “joy”) and Galdor (EE/2.26).

Noldorin [TI/223; TII/Amroth] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ammarth

noun. fate, doom

should be amarth because [[n|[mm] shortened]] @@@

Noldorin [Ety/MBARAT; EtyAC/MBARAT; EtyAC/SIL] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ar-¹

prefix. outside, beside, without
Noldorin [Ety/AR²; Ety/AWA; Ety/NOT; EtyAC/AWA] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aur

noun. day, morning
Noldorin [Ety/AR¹] Group: Eldamo. Published by

auth

noun. war, battle
Noldorin [Ety/KOT; Ety/OKTĀ; EtyAC/KOT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

iarwath

masculine name. Blood-stained
Noldorin [Ety/WAƷ; Ety/YAR; EtyAC/YAR; PE22/067; WJ/083; WJI/Iarwaeth] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aglarond

place name. Caves of Splendour
Noldorin [WR/076; WR/077; WRI/Aglarond] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ang(ren)ost

place name. Isengard
Noldorin [TI/420; TII/Angrenost; WR/044; WR/072; WRI/Angrenost] Group: Eldamo. Published by

atlanna-

verb. to slope, slant
Noldorin [Ety/TALÁT; EtyAC/TALÁT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

awartha-

verb. to forsake
Noldorin [Ety/WAR] Group: Eldamo. Published by

balannor

place name. land of the Gods in the West
Noldorin [Ety/BAL; MR/200; PE19/059] Group: Eldamo. Published by

padathir

masculine name. Trotter

An early Elvish name in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s for the character that would become Aragorn (RS/198). It is glossed “Trotter” and seems to be a combination of pad- "walk" and the agental suffix dîr “man”, perhaps dissimilated to -thir (as suggested by Roman Rausch, EE/1.3).

Noldorin [RS/198; RSI/Padathir] Group: Eldamo. Published by

adab

noun. building, house
Noldorin [Ety/TAK; WR/380] Group: Eldamo. Published by

afor

proper name. Refuser, an Elf who did not journey to Aman
Noldorin [Ety/AB; EtyAC/AB] Group: Eldamo. Published by

agor

adjective. narrow
Noldorin [Ety/AK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

alag

adjective. rushing, impetuous
Noldorin [Ety/ÁLAK; EtyAC/ÁLAK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ang

noun. iron
Noldorin [Ety/ANGĀ; Ety/WED] Group: Eldamo. Published by

anor

noun. Sun
Noldorin [Ety/ANÁR; Ety/NAR¹; EtyAC/NAR¹; LR/041; LRI/Anar; LRI/Anor; SD/303; SD/306] Group: Eldamo. Published by

arad

noun. daytime, a day

since later S. aur was derived from √UR "heat", this word most likely is no longer valid @@@

Noldorin [Ety/AR¹] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aran

noun. king, lord (of a specific region)
Noldorin [Ety/ƷAR; Ety/TĀ; Ety/THIN; EtyAC/ƷARA; PE22/033; TI/182; WR/098] Group: Eldamo. Published by

araw

masculine name. Orome
Noldorin [Ety/ORÓM; Ety/ROM; Ety/TÁWAR; PE22/037; PE22/040; PE22/041; WR/281; WR/292; WRI/Araw; WRI/Oromë] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bach

noun. article (for exchange), ware, thing
Noldorin [Ety/MBAKH] Group: Eldamo. Published by

banwen

feminine name. Vana

Noldorin name of Vana appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s as derivative of the Old Noldorin form ON. Bana-wende (Ety/BAN). Her name might be considered a combination of bein “beautiful” and the lenited form of gwenn “maiden”.

Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, her name was G. Gwann or Gwannuin along with a number of variations (GL/18, 31, 44, 47).

Noldorin [Ety/BAN] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bara

adjective. fiery, eager
Noldorin [Ety/BARAS] Group: Eldamo. Published by

baur

noun. need
Noldorin [Ety/MBAW] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bein

adjective. fair, beautiful
Noldorin [Ety/BAN; Ety/GWEN] Group: Eldamo. Published by

iath

preposition. across
Noldorin [EtyAC/YAT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aearendel

masculine name. Aearendel
Noldorin [PE22/041] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ancalagon

masculine name. Biting-Storm
Noldorin [Ety/ÁLAK; Ety/ÁNAK; Ety/NAK; EtyAC/ÁNAK; LRI/Ancalagon; SMI/Ancalagon] Group: Eldamo. Published by

angrobel

place name. Irongarth

Earliest form of the name of Angrenost, translated “Irongarth” (TI/71). It seems to be a combination of a form of ang “iron” and gobel “village”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/2.4).

Noldorin [TI/071; TI/130; TII/Angrobel] Group: Eldamo. Published by

dolamarth

place name. Mount Doom

Early name of S. Amon Amarth from Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, also appearing as Amarthon (TI/343). It is a combination of dôl “head, hill” and ammarth “doom”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/2.57).

Noldorin [TI/343; TII/Amon Amarth] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ad-

prefix. back, again, re-
Noldorin [Ety/AT(AT); EtyAC/AT(AT)] Group: Eldamo. Published by

airin

feminine name. Airin
Noldorin [LRI/Airin; SMI/Airin; WJI/Aerin] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amath

noun. shield
Noldorin [EtyAC/MBAT(H)] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amon carab

place name. Hill of the Hat

An earlier name of Amon Rûdh that appeared in various forms, one of which (Amon Carab) was translated “Hill of the Hat” (WJ/187). It seems to be a combination of amon “hill” and carab “hat”, the second of which is not otherwise attested.

Noldorin [WJ/187; WJI/Amon Carab; WJI/Amon Garabel; WJI/Carabel] Group: Eldamo. Published by

anann

adverb. long
Noldorin [SD/046] Group: Eldamo. Published by

anna-

verb. to give
Noldorin [Ety/ANA¹] Group: Eldamo. Published by

arnen

noun. ?royal
Noldorin [WR/363; WR/370] Group: Eldamo. Published by

athan

preposition. beyond
Noldorin [SD/062] Group: Eldamo. Published by

balan

noun. Power, God
Noldorin [Ety/BAL; Ety/KIRIK; Ety/LEP] Group: Eldamo. Published by

barad²

adjective. doomed, *fated
Noldorin [Ety/MBARAT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

barad¹

noun. fort, tower, fortress
Noldorin [Ety/BARAT; EtyAC/BARAT; WR/326; WR/340] Group: Eldamo. Published by

baran

adjective. brown, swart, dark brown
Noldorin [Ety/BARÁN] Group: Eldamo. Published by

beleg

adjective. great, large
Noldorin [Ety/BEL; PE22/031] Group: Eldamo. Published by

caras

noun. a city (built above ground)
Noldorin [Ety/KAR] Group: Eldamo. Published by

oeg

adjective. sharp, pointed, piercing
Noldorin [Ety/AYAK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

thar-

prefix. across, beyond
Noldorin [Ety/THAR.004-1] Group: Eldamo. Published by

alagos

noun. storm (of wind)
Noldorin [Ety/ÁLAK; Ety/ÁNAK; Ety/NAK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amroth

masculine name. Amroth
Noldorin [LR/012; LR/031; LRI/Amroth; TI/223; TII/Amroth] Group: Eldamo. Published by

angren

adjective. of iron
Noldorin [Ety/ANGĀ; Ety/AYAK; SD/033] Group: Eldamo. Published by

anrand

noun. cycle, age, (lit.) long cycle
Noldorin [Ety/RAD; PE22/041] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ar(a)-

prefix. noble, royal
Noldorin Group: Eldamo. Published by

arthod

masculine name. Arthod
Noldorin [LRI/Arthod; WJI/Arthad] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ath-

prefix. on both sides, across
Noldorin [Ety/AT(AT); Ety/RAT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

athrad

noun. ford, crossing
Noldorin [Ety/AT(AT); Ety/RAT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

atlant

adjective. oblique, slanted
Noldorin [Ety/TALÁT; EtyAC/TALÁT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bachor

noun. pedlar, **trader, *merchant
Noldorin [Ety/MBAKH; EtyAC/MBAKH] Group: Eldamo. Published by

badhor

noun. judge
Noldorin [Ety/BAD; EtyAC/MBAD] Group: Eldamo. Published by

baldor

proper name. *Vala-king

A rejected Noldorin equivalent of ᴹQ. Valatar “Vala-king” appearing along side (masculine and feminine?) variants Baldron and Benenil in The Etymologies from the 1930s (EtyAC/TĀ). It seems to be a combination of the root ᴹ√BAL and the suffix -dor “king”.

Noldorin [EtyAC/TĀ] Group: Eldamo. Published by

balrog

proper name. *Torment Demon
Noldorin [Ety/ÑGWAL; Ety/RUK; LR/404; LRI/Balrog; SMI/Balrog; TII/Balrog] Group: Eldamo. Published by

banga-

verb. to trade, **sell
Noldorin [Ety/MBAKH; EtyAC/MBAKH] Group: Eldamo. Published by

baradh

adjective. steep
Noldorin [Ety/BARÁD] Group: Eldamo. Published by

batha-

verb. to trample
Noldorin [Ety/BAT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

damrod

masculine name. hammerer of copper
Noldorin [Ety/NDAM; Ety/RAUTĀ; LRI/Damrod; LT2/251; LT2I/Amrod; MRI/Amrod; MRI/Damrod; SMI/Amrod; SMI/Damrod; WJ/197; WJI/Damrod] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lhîr

noun. row
Noldorin [Ety/LIR².007] Group: Eldamo. Published by

adel

preposition. behind, in rear (of)
Noldorin [Ety/TELES] Group: Eldamo. Published by

airandir

masculine name. Sea-wanderer
Noldorin [LRI/Airandir; WJI/Aerandir] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amon gwareth

place name. Hill of Watch
Noldorin [LR/056; LRI/Amon Gwareth; SM/137; SM/139; SMI/Amon Gwareth] Group: Eldamo. Published by

beleriandren

proper name. Beleriandic

A Noldorin term for the Beleriandric language (PE22/36), a combination of Beleriand with the adjectival suffix -ren.

Noldorin [PE22/034; PE22/036] Group: Eldamo. Published by

a

conjunction. and
Noldorin [TI/182] Group: Eldamo. Published by

airlond

place name. (?sea-stead)

A name appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s with an unclear gloss, possibly “?swanstead” (EtyAC/LOD). According to Hostetter and Wynne, it seems to replace a rejected form oerlond, possibly glossed “?sea-stead”. It appears to be a combination of oer “sea” and the lenited form of lhonn “haven”. If the gloss “swanstead” is correct, it may be a variant form of Alflon and Alfobas.

Noldorin [EtyAC/LOD] Group: Eldamo. Published by

alfobas

place name. *Swan-harbourage

A Noldorin name for ᴹQ. Alqalonde appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/KHOP). It appears to be a combination of alf “swan” and hobas “harbourage”, and possibly replaced the earlier form Alflon.

Noldorin [Ety/KHOP; TII/Alqualondë] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amrûn

noun. uprising, sunrise, Orient, east
Noldorin [Ety/AM²; Ety/NDŪ; Ety/RŌ; EtyAC/AM²; PE22/035; PE22/041] Group: Eldamo. Published by

andrath

place name. Andrath
Noldorin [TI/079; TI/298; TII/Andrath] Group: Eldamo. Published by

angband

place name. Iron Prison, Hells of Iron
Noldorin [Ety/MBAD; EtyAC/ANGĀ; EtyAC/BAD²; EtyAC/MBAD; LR/259; LRI/Angband; PE22/034; PE22/041; RS/182; RSI/Angband; SDI1/Angband; SMI/Angamandi] Group: Eldamo. Published by

annabon

noun. elephant

dissimilation of medial mb (EtyAC/MBUD) @@@

Noldorin [Ety/MBUD; WR/136; WRI/Andabund] Group: Eldamo. Published by

arannur

place name. Arannur

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Noldorin [PE21/32] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ar ifan

proper name. *Day of Yavanna
Noldorin [EtyAC/LEP] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ar uiar

proper name. Day of Ulmo, second day of the Valian week

The Noldorin name for the 2nd day of the Valian 5-day week, a combination of the prefix ar- “day” and Uiar, the Noldorin name of Ulmo (Ety/LEP).

Noldorin [Ety/LEP; EtyAC/LEP] Group: Eldamo. Published by

athelas

noun. a healing plant
Noldorin [RS/190; RSI/Athelas; TII/Athelas; WR/394; WRI/athelas] Group: Eldamo. Published by

badhron

noun. judge
Noldorin [Ety/BAD; EtyAC/MBAD] Group: Eldamo. Published by

barahir

masculine name. Barahir
Noldorin [Ety/BARAS; Ety/KHER; LB/153; LBI/Barahir; LBI/Egnor; LRI/Barahir; LT2/043; LT2I/Barahir; RSI/Barahir; SMI/Barahir; TII/Barahir; WRI/Barahir] Group: Eldamo. Published by

baranor

masculine name. Baranor
Noldorin [WR/282; WR/288; WRI/Baranor] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bartha-

verb. to doom
Noldorin [Ety/MBARAT; EtyAC/MBARAT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

barthan

masculine name. Earth-smith, Earthbuilder
Noldorin [Ety/GAWA; Ety/MBAR; Ety/TAN] Group: Eldamo. Published by

basgorn

noun. loaf, *[G.] loaf of bread, *[ᴱN.] round loaf, *cake
Noldorin [Ety/MBAS] Group: Eldamo. Published by

baugla-

verb. to oppress
Noldorin [Ety/MBAW; EtyAC/MBAW] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bauglir

noun. tyrant, oppressor
Noldorin [Ety/MBAW; EtyAC/MBAW] Group: Eldamo. Published by

díriel

masculine name. Díriel

Earlier name for Amras appearing in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/15, LR/223). The form Diriel (with a short i) appeared in The Etymologies as a derivative of ON. Dirghel (Ety/DER, GYEL), perhaps meaning “*Man-joy”.

Noldorin [Ety/DER; Ety/GYEL; LRI/Díriel; LT2/251; LT2I/Amras; LT2I/Díriel; MRI/Amrod; MRI/Damrod; SMI/Amras; SMI/Díriel; WJ/197; WJI/Díriel; WR/161; WRI/Díriel] Group: Eldamo. Published by

eilianw

noun. rainbow, (lit.) sky-bridge
Noldorin [Ety/ƷEL.051; Ety/YAT.019; EtyAC/YAT.005] Group: Eldamo. Published by

falborn²

masculine name. Falborn²
Noldorin [WR/169; WRI/Falborn] Group: Eldamo. Published by

faragon

masculine name. Faragon

Earliest name for Vorondil in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (WR/281). Roman Rausch suggested that this name might be a combination of fara- “hunt” and the suffix -gon “lord”, since he was known for hunting wild oxen (EE/3.26).

Noldorin [WR/281; WR/288; WRI/Faragon] Group: Eldamo. Published by

heledir

noun. ‘fishwatcher’, kingsfisher, kingsfisher, (lit.) fish-watcher
Noldorin [Ety/KHAL¹.012; Ety/SKAL².010; Ety/TIR.038; EtyAC/KHAL¹.008] Group: Eldamo. Published by

marthanc

masculine name. Hamfast
Noldorin [SD/117; SDI1/Marthanc] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-iel

suffix. feminine suffix, daughter
Noldorin [Ety/PHIR.051-2; Ety/YEL.007; Ety/YEL.058; EtyAC/YEL.065] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aderthad

noun. reuniting
Noldorin [Ety/MBER] Group: Eldamo. Published by

alchorin

proper name. Not-of-Kôr

Noldorin term for the Elves “Not of Kôr”, equivalent to ᴹQ. Ilkorin, appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/AR², LA). It also appeared in its plural form Elcheryn. This term appears to be a combination of the negative prefix al-, a mutated form of N. Caur (= ᴹQ. Kôr) and a variant of the adjective suffix -en. In some rejected notes from The Etymologies, Tolkien indicated it was derived from OQ. ḷkor- (EtyAC/LA), so perhaps it was an adaptation of the Quenya term rather than an original Noldorin word.

Conceptual Development: In Early Noldorin word lists from the 1920s, rejected cognate of ᴱQ. Ilkorin was Uchor (PE13/155).

Noldorin [Ety/AR²; Ety/LA; EtyAC/ALA; EtyAC/AR²; EtyAC/LA; LRI/Ilkorindi] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amben

adverb/adjective. uphill, [ᴱN.] arduous, difficult, tiresome
Noldorin [Ety/AM²; Ety/DEN; Ety/PEN] Group: Eldamo. Published by

anórien

place name. Anórien
Noldorin [SDI1/Anórien; TI/310; TII/Anórien; WRI/Anórien] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ardholen

place name. Hidden Realm

A Noldorin equivalent of Ilk. Garthurian “Fenced Realm, Hidden Realm” appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/GAT(H)). It seems to be a combination of ardh “realm” and the lenited form of dolen “hidden”. The related name Arthoren has a different meaning: “Fenced Realm”

Noldorin [Ety/GAT(H)] Group: Eldamo. Published by

arnediad

adjective. without reckoning, numberless, innumerable, countless, endless
Noldorin [Ety/AR²; Ety/NAY; Ety/NOT; Ety/WŌ] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aronoded

adjective. innumerable, countless, endless
Noldorin [Ety/NAY; Ety/NOT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

arthoren

place name. Fenced Realm

A Noldorin translation of Ilk. Garthurian “Fenced Realm, Hidden Realm” appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s along with numerous variations (Ety/ƷAR|GARAT, THUR). It seems to be a combination of ardh “realm” and thoren “fenced”, as indicated by the variant forms Ardh-thoren or Ar(ð)thoren. A third variation, Arthurien is said to be a half translation or Noldorization of Ilk. Garthurian. A fourth variation, Ardholen seems to have a different meaning: “Hidden Realm” (Ety/GAT(H)).

Noldorin [Ety/ƷAR|GARAT; Ety/THUR; EtyAC/ƷARA] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ar vanwe

proper name. Day of Manwe, first day of the Valian week

The Noldorin name for the 1st day of the Valian 5-day week, a combination of the prefix ar- “day” and the lenited form of Manwe (Ety/AR¹, LEP).

Noldorin [Ety/AR¹; Ety/LEP] Group: Eldamo. Published by

athrada-

verb. to cross, traverse
Noldorin [Ety/RAT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

beleghir

place name. Great River

Precursor to the river name Anduin appearing in the Lord of the Rings from the 1940s (RS/410), a combination of beleg “great” and the lenited form of sîr “river”.

Noldorin [RS/410; RSI/Beleghir; TII/Anduin] Group: Eldamo. Published by

belfalas

place name. Belfalas
Noldorin [TI/119; TI/310; TII/Belfalas; WRI/Belfalas] Group: Eldamo. Published by

rhiss

noun. a ravine
Noldorin [Ety/RIS².039; Ety/RIS².040] Group: Eldamo. Published by

a-

prefix. intensive prefix
Noldorin [EtyAC/N] Group: Eldamo. Published by

adleitha-

verb. *to release
Noldorin [EtyAC/LEK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ai

interjection. hail
Noldorin [RS/198; RS/361] Group: Eldamo. Published by

am

adverb. up
Noldorin [Ety/AM²; PE22/035] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amon ereb

place name. Lonely Hill
Noldorin [Ety/ERE; LR/056; LR/143; LRI/Amon Ereb; SM/313; SMI/Amon Ereb] Group: Eldamo. Published by

an(d)fang

proper name. Longbeard, Longbeards
Noldorin [Ety/ÁNAD; Ety/SPÁNAG; LR/274; LRI/Enfeng] Group: Eldamo. Published by

andeith

noun. long-mark
Noldorin [Ety/TEK; PE22/031] Group: Eldamo. Published by

anfauglin

masculine name. Jaws of Thirst
Noldorin [SM/115; SMI/Anfauglin] Group: Eldamo. Published by

arad dain

place name. ?High Pass

An alternate name of Annerchi(o)n “Goblin Gate” appearing in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, preceded by a rejected word Tar (RS/432). The meaning of the name is unclear, Roman Rausch suggested it might mean “High Pass” based on the rejected element Tar. He further suggested the initial element Arad may be derived from the root √ARA “noble” (= “high”) and the second element Dain is a variant form of dîn “pass”, though he also considered the possibility the meaning of the elements was reversed. See EE/2.6 for further discussion.

Noldorin [RS/432; RSI/Arad Dain] Group: Eldamo. Published by

arnœdiad

adjective. innumerable, countless, endless
Noldorin [Ety/NOT; EtyAC/NOT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

beleriand

place name. Beleriand
Noldorin [Ety/BAL; LR/180; LR/202; LR/404; LRI/Beleriand; PE22/034; PE22/041; RSI/Beleriand; SDI2/Beleriand; SM/107; SMI/Beleriand; TII/Beleriand; WRI/Beleriand] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bladorion

place name. Bladorion
Noldorin [LRI/Bladorion; MRI/Bladorian; WJ/113; WJI/Bladorian] Group: Eldamo. Published by

dunhirion

place name. ?West Lord Land

Earlier name for Annúminas appearing in the drafts of the Lord of the Rings appendices (PM/167). It may be a combination of dûn “west”, hîr “lord” and the suffix -ion used in the names of lands.

Noldorin [PM/167; PMI/Dunhirion] Group: Eldamo. Published by

oelinuial

place name. Pools of Twilight

Earlier name of S. Aelin-uial in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/AY) appearing along with variants Elinuial (Ety/KHIS, MBOTH, MUY) and Lhîn Uial (Ety/MUY). All these names contain uial “twilight” as well as a word for “pools”, either the plural of oel or (plural?) lhîn. In the narratives of this period, however, the name already appeared in its later form Aelin-uial (LR/262).

Noldorin [Ety/AY; Ety/KHIS; Ety/MBOTH; Ety/MUY; EtyAC/KHIS; EtyAC/MUY; LR/262; LRI/Aelin-uial; TII/Aelinuial] Group: Eldamo. Published by

adleithian

noun. *release, freeing
Noldorin [EtyAC/LEK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

alflon

place name. *Swan-haven

A Noldorin name for ᴹQ. Alqalonde appearing on the earliest Silmarillion maps (SM/250-1, 261). It appears to be a combination of alf “swan” and the lenited form of lhonn “haven”.

Noldorin [SMI/Alflon] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amon thorn

place name. Amon Thorn

An earlier name for Amon Dîn (WR/232). The meaning of its second element is unclear; Roman Rausch suggested several possible interpretions (EE/3.22), the most likely of which seems to be thoron “eagle”.

Noldorin [WR/232; WRI/Amon Lhaw] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aran dinnu

proper name. King of Twilight

The Noldorin equivalent of Thingol’s title Ilk. Tor Tinduma, a combination of aran “king” and the lenited form of tinnu “twilight” (Ety/THIN, TIN).

Noldorin [Ety/THIN; Ety/TIN] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ar fennuir

proper name. Day of the Fanturi, fourth day of the Valian week

The Noldorin name for the 4th day of the Valian 5-day week, a combination of the prefix ar- “day” and the plural of Fannor, the common title of Lórien and Mandos (Ety/LEP).

Noldorin [Ety/LEP] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ar vedhwen

proper name. Day of the Spouses, third day of the Valian week

The Noldorin name for the 3rd day of the Valian 5-day week, a combination of the prefix ar- “day” and the lenited form of Bedhwen “Spouses”, a term referring to Aule and Yavanna (Ety/LEP).

Noldorin [Ety/LEP] Group: Eldamo. Published by

barad-dûr

place name. Dark Tower
Noldorin [SD/024; SDI1/Barad-dûr; TI/178; TII/Barad-dûr; WRI/Barad-dûr] Group: Eldamo. Published by

eiglir engrin

place name. Iron Hills, Iron Mountains, Iron Mountains, Iron Hills

Earlier name for S. Ered Engrin appearing in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s and Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LB/33, SM/220). This name is a combination of the plural of aiglir “mountain range” and the plural of the adjective angren “of iron”. It also appeared in the singular form Aiglir Angrin (LB/49, SM/220).

Noldorin [LB/033.2704; LB/049.0805; LBI/Aiglir Angrin.010; LBI/Eiglir Engrin.001; LRI/Eiglir Engrin.001; LRI/Ered-engrin.007; SM/220.1608; SMI/Eiglir Engrin.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-ig

suffix. diminutive/singular ending
Noldorin [Ety/LAS².014-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aes

noun. cooked food, meat
Noldorin [Ety/AP] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aew

noun. (small) bird
Noldorin [Ety/AIWĒ] Group: Eldamo. Published by

al-

prefix. no, not

@@@ the phrase “the only place in Noldorin where the primitive prefix is preserved” was deleted (EtyAC/AR²)

Noldorin [Ety/LA] Group: Eldamo. Published by

alf

noun. swan
Noldorin [Ety/ÁLAK; Ety/KHOP] Group: Eldamo. Published by

am-

prefix. snake
Noldorin [Ety/ANGWA] Group: Eldamo. Published by

an-

prefix. with, by
Noldorin [Ety/NĀ¹] Group: Eldamo. Published by

anc

noun. jaw, row of teeth
Noldorin [Ety/ÁLAK; Ety/ÁNAK; Ety/NAK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ann

adjective. long
Noldorin [Ety/ÁNAD; Ety/MBUD; Ety/RAD; Ety/TEK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

annerchi(o)n

place name. Goblin Gate

A Noldorin name for the “Goblin Gate” appearing only in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, as both Annerchin and Annerchion (RS/416, TI/114). It seems to a combination of a shorter form of annon “gate” with a plural form of orch “Orc”, hence more literally “Gate of Goblins”. The function of the suffix -i(o)n* is unclear; Roman Rausch suggested it might be a plural or genitive plural suffix (EE/1.8, 2.6).

Noldorin [RS/416; RSI/Annerchin; TI/114; TII/Annerchion] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ant

noun. gift
Noldorin [Ety/ANA¹; EtyAC/ANA¹] Group: Eldamo. Published by

anw

noun/adjective. male (person or animal)
Noldorin [Ety/ƷAN; Ety/INI; EtyAC/ƷAN] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ar neleduir

proper name. Day of the three kings, fifth day of the Valian week

The Noldorin name for the 5th day of the Valian 5-day week, a combination of the prefix ar- “day” and the term Neleduir “Three Kings” collectively referring to Osse, Orome and Tulkas (Ety/LEP).

Noldorin [Ety/LEP] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ast

noun. dust
Noldorin [Ety/ÁS-AT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bair nestad

place name. Houses of Healing

Noldorin name for the Houses of Healing appearing only in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s along with several variations (WR/379-380). It is a combination of the plural of bár “home” and nestad “healing”.

Conceptual Development: An earlier, rejected form of this name was Edeb na Nestad (WR/380).

Noldorin [WR/379; WR/380; WRI/Berin a Nestad] Group: Eldamo. Published by

benn

noun. man, male, †husband
Noldorin [Ety/BES; Ety/DER; EtyAC/DER] Group: Eldamo. Published by

dúlin

noun. nightingale
Noldorin [Ety/DOƷ.065; Ety/LIN².027; Ety/TIN.145; EtyAC/LIN².013; SD/302.3608] Group: Eldamo. Published by

dúwath

noun. night-shade
Noldorin [Ety/DOƷ.039] Group: Eldamo. Published by

eith

noun. spear-point
Noldorin [Ety/EK; EtyAC/EK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

merilin

noun. nightingale
Noldorin [Ety/TIN.156; EtyAC/TIN.026; EtyAC/TIN.032] Group: Eldamo. Published by

fauglith

place name. Thirsty Sand
Noldorin [Ety/LIT; Ety/PHAU; LR/289; LR/301] Group: Eldamo. Published by

huor

masculine name. heart-vigour, courage
Noldorin [Ety/GOR; Ety/KHŌ-N; LRI/Huor; SDI2/Huor; SMI/Huor; WRI/Huor] Group: Eldamo. Published by

sern aranath

place name. King Stones

Earlier name for the Argonath appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/366), a combination of the plural of sarn “stone” and the class-plural of aran “king”. It also appeared with the ordinary plural Sern Erain, and the singular form Sarn Aran (WR/98).

Noldorin [TI/366; TII/Argonath; WR/098; WR/132; WRI/Sarn Aran; WRI/Sern Aranath] Group: Eldamo. Published by

tindobel

place name. Twilit City, Starlit City

Earliest name of Barad Nimras in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/331; LR/129, 265). It appeared in The Etymologies with the gloss “Twilit City, Starlit City”, a combination of tinnu “twilight” and the lenited form of gobel “town” (Ety/PEL(ES), TIN).

Noldorin [Ety/PEL(ES); Ety/TIN; EtyAC/TIN; LR/270; LRI/Tindobel; SMI/Tindobel; WJI/Ingildon; WJI/Tindobel] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-ath

suffix. collective or group plural
Noldorin [Ety/SI; PE21/57; PE21/64] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aiglir angrin

place name. Iron Mountains
Noldorin [LB/049.0705; LBI/Aiglir Angrin.001; LBI/Eiglir Engrin.007; SM/220.1503; SMI/Aiglir Angrin.001; SMI/Angrin Aiglir.001; SMI/Angrin Aiglir.007] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amon

noun. hill
Noldorin [Ety/AM²; TI/313] Group: Eldamo. Published by

annon

noun. great gate, door
Noldorin [Ety/AD; RS/451; TAI/150; TI/182; WR/113] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aran chithlum

proper name. King of Hithlum

The name of Fingolfin as the King of Hithlum appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/TĀ), a combination of aran “king” with the lenited form of the region’s name.

Noldorin [Ety/TĀ; PE22/033] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ar nethwelein

proper name. Day of the younger Gods, fifth day of the Valian week

Another name for Ar Neleduir, a combination of the prefix ar- “day” and the term Nethwelein “Younger Gods” collectively referring to Osse, Orome and Tulkas (Ety/LEP).

Noldorin [Ety/LEP] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bann

noun. duress, prison
Noldorin [Ety/MBAD; EtyAC/BAD²; EtyAC/MBAD] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bast

noun. bread
Noldorin [Ety/KOR; Ety/MBAS] Group: Eldamo. Published by

baug

adjective. tyrannous, cruel, oppressive
Noldorin [Ety/MBAW] Group: Eldamo. Published by

baul

noun. torment
Noldorin [Ety/ÑGWAL] Group: Eldamo. Published by

belegast

place name. Void

Noldorin term for the “Void” appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s, a combination of beleg “great” and Gast “void” (Ety/KUM), also appearing as a variant Belego containing gaw “void” (Ety/GAS).

Noldorin [Ety/GAS; Ety/KUM] Group: Eldamo. Published by

beor

masculine name. Beor
Noldorin [Ety/BEW; LRI/Bëor; RSI/Bëor; SDI2/Bëor; TII/Bëor; WRI/Bëor] Group: Eldamo. Published by

goru

masculine name. Goru

A rejected Noldorin name for ᴹQ. Orome appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s, developed from the rejected primitive form ᴹ✶Górōmē (EtyAC/GÓROM).

Noldorin [EtyAC/GÓROM] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lalf

noun. elm-tree
Noldorin [Ety/ÁLAM] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lham

noun. tongue
Noldorin [Ety/LAB.007; PE22/035.2009; PE22/035.2104] Group: Eldamo. Published by

o

preposition. from, from, of, of
Noldorin [Ety/ƷŌ̆.028; TI/182.1806] Group: Eldamo. Published by

oegas

noun. mountain peak
Noldorin [Ety/AYAK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

oel

noun. pool, lake
Noldorin [Ety/AY] Group: Eldamo. Published by

palw

noun. agony
Noldorin [EtyAC/KWAL] Group: Eldamo. Published by

tuor

masculine name. strength-vigor
Noldorin [Ety/GOR; Ety/TUG; LRI/Tuor; SDI1/Tuor; SDI2/Tuor; SMI/Tuor; TII/Tuor; WRI/Tuor] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aclod

adjective. sloping, tilted
Noldorin [Ety/TALÁT; EtyAC/TALÁT; PE18/038] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aglon

place name. defile, pass between high walls
Noldorin [Ety/AK; Ety/LOD; LRI/Aglon; SMI/Aglon] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amlug

noun. dragon
Noldorin [Ety/ANGWA; Ety/LOK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

angol¹

noun. deep lore, magic
Noldorin [Ety/ÑGOL] Group: Eldamo. Published by

angos

noun. horror
Noldorin [EtyAC/GOS] Group: Eldamo. Published by

angwedh

noun. chain, fetter, (lit.) iron-bond
Noldorin [Ety/WED; PE22/032] Group: Eldamo. Published by

balch

adjective. cruel
Noldorin [Ety/ÑGWAL] Group: Eldamo. Published by

baudh

noun. judgement
Noldorin [Ety/BAD; EtyAC/MBAD] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bellas

noun. bodily strength
Noldorin [Ety/BEL] Group: Eldamo. Published by

belthil

proper name. Divine Radiance
Noldorin [Ety/BAL; Ety/SIL; Ety/THIL; LB/081; LB/195; LBI/Bansil; LBI/Belthil; LR/210; LR/211; LRI/Bansil; LRI/Belthil; SMI/Bansil; SMI/Belthil] Group: Eldamo. Published by

egnor

masculine name. Egnor
Noldorin [Ety/EK; Ety/NAR¹; LRI/Egnor; MR/327; MRI/Aegnor; SMI/Egnor; WJI/Egnor] Group: Eldamo. Published by

isfin

feminine name. Isfin

Name of Aredhel in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/15, LR/223). In The Etymologies, it was given as a combination of ist “knowledge” and ON. phinya “skill” (Ety/IS, PHIN).

Noldorin [Ety/IS; Ety/PHIN; LRI/Isfin; MR/182; MRI/Isfin; PMI/Isfin; SMI/Aredhel; SMI/Isfin; WJ/317; WJI/Isfin; WJI/Rodwen] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ninui

noun. February, *Watery
Noldorin [PM/135.4104] Group: Eldamo. Published by

sern ubed

place name. [Stones of] Denial

Earlier name for the Argonath appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (WR/132), a combination of the plural of sarn “stone” and ubed “denial”.

Noldorin [WR/132; WRI/Sern Ubed] Group: Eldamo. Published by

adleg-

verb. *to release
Noldorin [EtyAC/LEK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

anduin

place name. Great River
Noldorin [LR/033; LRI/Anduin; RS/410; RSI/Anduin; SDI1/Anduin; TI/124; TI/144; TI/298; TII/Anduin; WRI/Anduin] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bannos

masculine name. Mandos, Dread Imprisoner

Noldorin name of Mandos appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s as a combination of the roots ᴹ√MBAD and ᴹ√GOS (Ety/MBAD). His name was glossed as “Dread Imprisoner” (Ety/MBAD) and as rejected “Dread Doom” (EtyAC/MBAD). It might be considered a combination of bann “prison” and the lenited form of gost “terror”.

Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, his name was G. Bannoth or Bandoth (GL/18, 21).

Noldorin [Ety/MBAD; EtyAC/MBAD] Group: Eldamo. Published by

haleth

masculine name. Haleth
Noldorin [EtyAC/KHAL²; EtyAC/SKEL; LRI/Haleth; SMI/Haleth; TII/Haleth; WRI/Haleth] Group: Eldamo. Published by

hundor

masculine name. Hundor
Noldorin [Ety/KHŌ-N; EtyAC/KHŌ-N; LRI/Hundor; SMI/Hundor] Group: Eldamo. Published by

thôr

adjective. swooping, leaping down
Noldorin [Ety/THOR.078] Group: Eldamo. Published by

(g)roth

noun. cave, tunnel
Noldorin [EtyAC/ROT.008] Group: Eldamo. Published by

annûn

noun. west
Noldorin [Ety/NDŪ; Ety/RŌ] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gethron

masculine name. Gethron
Noldorin [LR/151; LRI/Gethron] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lhawhen

place name. Lhawhen

A variety of names for the hills Amon Lhaw and Amon Hen first consider by Tolkien in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/387). These names are all combinations of the elements lhaw “ears” or ᴹ√LAS “listen” with hên “eye” or ᴹ√TIR “watch”, as analyzed by Roman Rausch (EE/2.61).

Noldorin [TI/387] Group: Eldamo. Published by

rimbedir

masculine name. Trotter

Earliest Elvish name in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s for the character that would become Aragorn (RS/198). Its etymology is unclear.

Noldorin [RS/198; RSI/Rimbedir] Group: Eldamo. Published by

a tiro’men gilthoniel

*oh watch us, Gilthoniel
Noldorin [EtyAC/NDI; WR/218] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amon hen

place name. Amon Hen
Noldorin [TI/364; TII/Amon Hen; WR/128; WRI/Amon Hen] Group: Eldamo. Published by

angolonn

place name. Land of the Gnomes

Noldorin equivalent of ᴹQ. Ingolonde “Land of the Gnomes” appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/ÑGOLOD). It seems to be an example of how [[on|initial syllabic [m], [n], [ŋ] became [am], [an], [aŋ]]] in Old Noldorin.

Noldorin [Ety/ÑGOLOD] Group: Eldamo. Published by

belegoer

place name. Great Sea
Noldorin [Ety/ÁLAT; Ety/AY; Ety/BEL; LR/014; LR/019; LRI/Belegar; SMI/Belegar] Group: Eldamo. Published by

branduin

place name. Branduin
Noldorin [Ety/BARÁN; EtyAC/DUI; LRI/Baranduin; TI/061; TI/066; TII/Baranduin] Group: Eldamo. Published by

grithron

masculine name. Grithron
Noldorin [LR/151; LRI/Grithnir; LRI/Grithron] Group: Eldamo. Published by

kelegorn

masculine name. Kelegorn

Earlier name of Arathorn appearing in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/7), perhaps with the same meaning as Celegorn.

Noldorin [TI/404; TII/Kelegorn] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ramathir

place name. Ramathir

Earliest name for S. Belfalas of unclear meaining.

Noldorin [TI/119; TII/Belfalas] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bel daurion sel aurinon

bel daurion sel aurinon
Noldorin [RS/394] Group: Eldamo. Published by

torfirion

place name. Westermanton

Earlier name for Annúminas appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s with the gloss “Westermanton” (TI/144, 304). It may be a combination of Torfir “High-man” and the suffix -ion used in the names of lands, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/2.19).

Noldorin [TI/144; TI/296; TI/304; TII/Torfirion] Group: Eldamo. Published by

amon uilos

place name. Amon Uilos
Noldorin [Ety/OY; LR/209; LR/210; LRI/Amon Uilos; SM/081; SMI/Amon-Uilas] Group: Eldamo. Published by

belegol

masculine name. Great Aule

A more elaborate Noldorin name for ᴹQ. Aule appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s, a combination of beleg “great” and his ordinary Noldorin name Gaul (Ety/BEL, GAWA).

Noldorin [Ety/BEL; Ety/GAWA; Ety/LEP] Group: Eldamo. Published by

belegost

place name. Great Fortress, Great City
Noldorin [Ety/BEL; Ety/OS; EtyAC/OS; LR/274; LRI/Belegost; LRI/Gabilgathol; SMI/Belegost; TII/Belegost] Group: Eldamo. Published by

du-finnion

masculine name. Du-finnion

An early Elvish name in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s for the character that would become Aragorn (RS/361). Its meaning is unclear.

Noldorin [RS/361; RSI/Du-finnion; TII/Du-finnion] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-eg

suffix. suffix for ordinal numbers
Noldorin Group: Eldamo. Published by

annon porennin diragas·venwed

annon porennin diragas·venwed
Noldorin [RS/451] Group: Eldamo. Published by

belt

adjective. strong in body
Noldorin [Ety/BEL] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-on

suffix. masculine suffix
Noldorin [Ety/NU.035-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

dolt

noun. round knob, boss
Noldorin [Ety/NDOL.020; Ety/NDOL.022] Group: Eldamo. Published by

elbereth gilthoniel

Elbereth Gilthoniel
Noldorin [RS/394; SD/112; WR/218] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* bedhwen

proper name. of the Spouses

The Noldorin adjectival formation meaning “of the Spouses” appearing in the name Ar Vedhwen “Day of the Spouses”, appearing only in its lenited form Vedhwen (Ety/LEP). It developed from ancient Bedū+ina; see that entry for further discussion.

Noldorin [Ety/LEP] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ellonel

feminine name. Ellonel
Noldorin [SD/066; SDI1/Amareth; SDI1/Ellonel; SDI1/Emrahil] Group: Eldamo. Published by

moeleg

masculine name. Moeleg
Noldorin [Ety/MIL-IK; EtyAC/MIL-IK; PE19/058; SM/079; SM/164; SM/167; SMI/Belcha; SMI/Moeleg] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* gwa-

prefix. away
Noldorin [EtyAC/KHAYA.016-1] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* an

preposition. of
Noldorin [WR/287; WR/388] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* -as

suffix. abstract noun
Noldorin [Ety/ÁLAK; Ety/AYAK; Ety/BEL; Ety/BOR; Ety/KHAN; Ety/MAƷ|MAG; Ety/MASAG; Ety/NAT; Ety/PAN; Ety/STAB; Ety/STAR; Ety/TOP; Ety/UB; EtyAC/KEM] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* -ion

suffix. adjectival suffix
Noldorin [Ety/TIL.017-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* bad-

verb. *to tread, travel, *[G.] travel
Noldorin [Ety/BAT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* rand

noun. cycle
Noldorin [Ety/RAD.038-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* badh-

verb. to judge
Noldorin [Ety/BAD] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* soga-

verb. to drink
Noldorin [Ety/SUK.008; Ety/SUK.011; Ety/SUK.013; Ety/SUK.014; Ety/SUK.015; EtyAC/SUK.005] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* eb

preposition. ?before
Noldorin [PM/136] Group: Eldamo. Published by