Q. Narsil [þ] pn. “Red and White Flame”

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

Glosses

Elements

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

ᴹQ. Narsil [þ] pn.

See Q. Narsil for discussion.

References ✧ WR/370; WRI

Elements

ᴹ√NAR¹ “flame, fire”
ᴹ√THIL