S. Egalmoth m.

S. Egalmoth, m.

An Elf-lord of Gondolin and also the 18th ruling steward of Gondor (WJ/318, LotR/1039). This name is derived from the archaic form Ægthelion, and is a combination of aeg “sharp” and amloth “uprising flower” (WJ/318).

Conceptual Development: The Elf-lord G. Egalmoth was first mentioned in “The Fall of Gondolin” from earliest Lost Tales (LT2/173), and in the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, his name was glossed “Broad-back” or “Broadshoulder” (GL/19, 32). The very early tale of “The Fall of Gondolin” was never fully revised (UT/5), so the status of this character in Tolkien’s later writing is unclear. However, Egalmoth reappeared as the name of the 18th ruling steward of Gondor (LotR/1039, PM/205) and again in a late note on the etymology of Ecthelion (WJ/318). It is from this note that the above etymology of Egalmoth is taken.

References ✧ LotRI; PMI; UTI; WJ/318; WJI

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#aeg “sharp”
amloth “uprising flower” ✧ WJ/318

G. Egalmoth m. “Broadshoulder, Broad-back”

References ✧ GL/19, 32; LT2A/Egalmoth; LT2I; PE13/104, 113, 142, 159; PE15/23; QL/29

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alm “back (from shoulder to shoulder), shoulders” ✧ GL/19; LT2A/Egalmoth
eg² “far away, wide, distant, far off” ✧ GL/32; LT2A/Egalmoth
ᴱN. amoth “shoulder” ✧ PE13/159

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G. egelmion adj. “broadshouldered”

References ✧ PE13/113

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