Sindarin 


noun. eagle lord

thoron (“eagle”) + taur (“king”)

Sindarin [Tolkiendil] Group: Tolkiendil Compound Sindarin Names. Published by


masculine name. King of Eagles

The King of the Eagles (S/110), his name is a combination of thoron “eagle” and the suffix -dor “king” (SA/thoron, Let/427).

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, this character was named Thorndor “King of Eagles” (LT2/192), a form that also appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/34, 102; LR/126). The form Thorondor first appeared as a late change in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s (LB/292), and this new form gradually supplanted the old one in the Silmarillion drafts (LR/145, 256). N. Thorondor was the only form to appear in The Etymologies, where it was translated “King of Eagles” and given the derivation described above (Ety/THOR).


  • Q. Sorontar “King of Eagles” ✧ SA/thoron; WJI/Sorontar


-dor“*king, lord”


  • Thoron-dor ✧ Let/427
Sindarin [LBI/Thorndor; Let/427; LotRI/Thorondor; LT1I/Thorndor; LT2I/Thorndor; MRI/Thorndor; S/110; SA/thoron; SI/Thorondor; UTI/Thorondor; WJI/Sorontar; WJI/Thorondor] Group: Eldamo. Published by