Q. Narsil [þ] pn. “Red and White Flame”
The Sword of Elendil that was broken (LotR/243), later reforged as Andúril (LotR/277). This name is a combination of the primitive roots √NAR “fire” and √THIL “white light” (Let/425), and was translated “red and white flame” in the 1966 index of The Lord of the Rings (RC/231).
Conceptual Development: Its Quenya name first appeared as ᴹQ. Narsil in the draft of The Lord of the Rings chapter: “The Battle of the Pelennor Fields” (WR/370, 372 note #14).
References ✧ Let/425; LotRI; PE17/29, 38; PMI; RC/231; S/294; SA/nár, sil; SI; UTI
|√NAR||“fire”||✧ Let/425; PE17/38 ((A)NAR)|
|√THIL||“shine silver”||✧ Let/425|
|nár||“fire (as an element)”||✧ PE17/29; SA/nár|
|Isil||“Moon, (lit.) Sheen”||✧ SA/sil|