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Q. Andúril, pn. “Flame of the West”
The name of Aragorn’s sword after it was reforged (LotR/277), rechristened from its original name Narsil. This new name is a combination of the prefix andú- “west” and the root √RIL “brilliance” (PE17/35, 47). It was translated “Flame of the West” (LotR/277, Let/425).
Conceptual Development: Aragorn’s sword was long called Branding in Lord of the Rings drafts, and ᴹQ. Andúril did not appear until a late typescript (WR/370).
|andú-||“going down, setting (of sun), west”||✧ PE17/035.0402 (andū)|
|√RIL||“brilliant, brilliance”||✧ PE17/047.1309; SA/ril.001|