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).
place name. Twilit City, Starlit City
- Tindabel → Tindobel ✧ LR/270
- Tindobel → Ingildon ✧ WJI/Ingildon
Word Gloss tinnu “(starry) twilight, dusk, early night (without moon)” gobel “walled house or village, town”
- Tindubel ✧ Ety/TIN; EtyAC/TIN
- Tindabel ✧ LR/270; LRI/Tindobel; WJI/Tindobel