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Elvish names detailed explanation


Jan 3 2013, 2:28pm

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Elvish names detailed explanation Can't Post

so if you would be kind to name me a book or two about this topic. I'm not looking for a sindarin dictionary but literally a book in which i can find explained names of our beloved characters. fansites like tolkiengateway and lotrwiki are fine but i'm looking for The Book about this.


galadriel [galad (light, radiance) + ri (crown, garland) + iell (daughter)]

thank you


Jan 3 2013, 3:47pm

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I've seen some controversy here about the accuracy of this, but... [In reply to] Can't Post

The type of information you want can be found in Ruth S. Noel's The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth.

Such name translations are also included in the entries in both Robert Foster's The Complete Guide to Middle-earth and The Complete Tolkien Companion by J.E.A. Tyler.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Jan 3 2013, 3:51pm

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There is some information in the back of the Silmarillion.// [In reply to] Can't Post


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Jan 3 2013, 4:18pm

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