S. Thingol, m. “Greycloak, Greymantle”

Lord of Doriath whose name was translated “Greymantle” (S/56) or “Greycloak” (WJ/410), a combination of thind “grey” (SA/thin(d)) and the lenited form of coll¹ “cloak”.

Conceptual Development: In earliest Lost Tales, this name appeared variously as G. Tintoglin (LT1/131), G. Tinthellon or Tinto’ellon (LT2/50, 61) and G. Tinwelint, the last of these being his most common name in the early tales (LT1/115, LT2/50, GL/70). The name Thingol emerged in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s (LB/9) and was used thereafter. In Early Noldorin notes from this period, ᴱN. Thingol contained the word ᴱN. thing “prince” (PE13/154).

In the Etymologies from the 1930s, the name Thingol was designated Doriathrin [Ilkorin], and its second element was first Ilk. gôl¹ “light” (Ety/KAL) and then Ilk. (n)gôl “wise” (Ety/THIN). In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, the later meaning of his name “Greycloak” emerged along with its Quenya equivalent Sindicollo (MR/217).

References ✧ LBI/Elu.002; LotRI; LT1I; LT1I/Tinwelint.008; LT2I/Elu Thingol.002; MR/217.2502; MRI; PE17/072.3510; PE17/112.0402; PM/337.0503; PMI/Sindikollo.004; PMI; S/056.0707; SA/thin(d).004; SI/Elwë.052; SI/Greymantle.004; SI/Sindar.098; SI/Singollo.008; SI; UTI/Elu.002; UTI; WJ/410.4001; WJI/Elwë.015; WJI

Glosses

Elements

thind “grey, pale” ✧ PE17/072.3506 (thin(n)/thind); PE17/112.0405 (thind/thin(n)); SA/thin(d).001 (thin(d))
*coll¹ “cloak” soft-mutation ✧ PE17/072.3510-2 (*gol)

Cognates


Ilk. Thingol m. “*Grey-wise”

See S. Thingol for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/KAL.081; Ety/THIN.026; LBI; LBI/Tinwelint.006; LR/215.2705; LRI; LT2/051.3001; LT2I; LT2I/Tinwelint.006; PE22/041.0405; RSI; SMI; TII; WRI

Variations

Related

Elements

thind “grey” ✧ Ety/THIN.056
(n)gôl “wise, magical” ✧ Ety/THIN.029 (gōl)
gôl¹ “light” ✧ Ety/KAL.077 (rejected etymology)

Element In

Cognates


ᴱN. Thingol m.

Reference ✧ PE13/154.1503thingol

Elements

thing “prince” ✧ PE13/154.1501

Cognates


G. Tinwelint m.

References ✧ GL/70.8301; GL/70.8303; GL/70.8401; LBI; LRI; LT1/115.3502; LT1/131.0601; LT1A/Tinwë Linto.003; LT1A/Tinwë Linto.006; LT1A/Tinwë Linto.008; LT1I; LT2/050.2308; LT2/051.1801; LT2/051.3002; LT2/069.1501; LT2/119.0501; LT2/119.0801; LT2I/Thingol.009; LT2I/Tinthellon.006; LT2I/Tintoglin.006; LT2I; LT2I/Tinwë Linto.005; SMI; WJI

Variations

Changes

Elements

ᴱ√TINI “twinkle” ✧ LT1A/Tinwë Linto.043 (TIN)
lint “quick, agile, nimble, light” ✧ LT1A/Tinwë Linto.064

Cognates


G. Tinto’ellon m.

References ✧ LT2/050.2202; LT2/051.1802; LT2/069.1306; LT2/119.0502; LT2I/Tinthellon.001; LT2I/Tinthellon.004

Variations

Changes

Cognates


G. Tintoglin m.

References ✧ LT1/131.0602; LT1I/Tinwelint.010; LT2/069.1209; LT2/069.1408; LT2/119.0802; LT2I

Changes