S. Aelin-uial loc. “Meres of Twilight”
Region where the river Aros flowed into the Sirion, translated “Twilight Meres” or “Meres of Twilight” (S/114, 122). This name seems to be a compound of the plural aelin of ael “lake, pool” and the noun uial “twight” (SA/aelin, uial).
Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales these pools were named G. Umboth-muilin (LT2/225). This name remained in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s as an Doriathrin [Ilkorin] name: Umboth Muilin (LR/262; Ety/KHIS, MBOTH). In The Etymologies, Tolkien considered several several Noldorin equivalents for this name, as described in the entry for N. Oelinuial. In the narratives, he used Aelin-uial as the Noldorin name (LR/262). This was the form that appeared in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s and the published Silmarillion, while Umboth Muilin was removed (WJ/194).
References ✧ LT2I; S/122; SA/aelin, uial; SI/Aelin-uial, Meres of Twilight, Twilight Meres; UTI; WJI
|#ael||“lake, pool”||plural||✧ SA/aelin (aelin)|
|uial||“twilight, evendim”||✧ SA/uial|
N. Oelinuial loc. “Pools of Twilight”
Earlier name of S. Aelin-uial in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/AY) appearing along with variants Elinuial (Ety/KHIS, MBOTH, MUY) and Lhîn Uial (Ety/MUY). All these names contain uial “twilight” as well as a word for “pools”, either the plural of oel or (plural?) lhîn. In the narratives of this period, however, the name already appeared in its later form Aelin-uial (LR/262).
See S. Aelin-uial for further discussion.
References ✧ Ety/AY, KHIS, MBOTH, MUY; EtyAC/KHIS, MUY; LR/262; LRI/Aelin-uial; TII/Aelinuial
|oel||“pool, lake”||plural||✧ Ety/AY (oelin)|
|ᴹ√YŪ||“two, both”||✧ Ety/AY|
Ilk. Umboth Muilin loc. “Twilight Meres, Veiled Pool”
Doriathrin precursor to S. Aelin-uial translated “Twilight Meres” (LR/262). In The Etymologies, it was translated “Veiled Pool” and given as a combination of umboth “large pool” and muilin “veiled” (Ety/MBOTH, MUY).
References ✧ Ety/KHIS, MBOTH, MUY; LR/262; LRI/Umboth Muilin; SMI/Umboth-muilin; WJI/Umboth Muilin
|umboth||“large pool”||✧ Ety/MBOTH|
|muilin||“secret, veiled”||✧ Ety/MBOTH; Ety/MUY|
ᴱN. Umboth-muilin loc. “Pools of Twilight”
Reference ✧ LBI/Umboth-Muilin ✧ Umboth-Muilin “Pools of Twilight”
G. Umboth-muilin loc. “Pools of Twilight”
References ✧ LT2/225; LT2A/Umboth-muilin; LT2I/Aelin-uial, Umboth-muilin