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; LotRI; LT1I/Thingol, Tinwelint; LT2I/Elu Thingol; MR/217; MRI; PE17/72, 112; PE21/85; PM/337; PMI/Sindikollo, Thingol; S/56; SA/thin(d); SI/Elwë, Greymantle, Sindar, Singollo, Thingol; UTI/Elu, Thingol; WJ/410; WJI/Elwë, Thingol

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, THIN; LBI/Thingol, Tinwelint; LR/215; LRI; LT2/51; LT2I/Thingol, Tinwelint; PE21/60; PE22/41; 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 ✧ thingol

Elements

thing “prince” ✧ PE13/154.1501

Cognates


G. Tinwelint m.

References ✧ GL/70; LBI; LRI; LT1/115, 131; LT1A/Tinwë Linto; LT1I; LT2/50-51, 69, 119; LT2I/Thingol, Tinthellon, Tintoglin, Tinwelint, Tinwë Linto; 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 ✧ LT2/50-51, 69, 119; LT2I/Tinthellon

Variations

Changes

Cognates


G. Tintoglin m.

References ✧ LT1/131; LT1I/Tinwelint; LT2/69, 119; LT2I

Changes