Q. Ambarussa m. “Top-russet”

Q. Ambarussa, m. “Top-russet”
The mother-name of both of the twins Amrod and Amras, though at Fëanor’s insistence, she gave one of them a new mother-name: Umbarto, which Fëanor changed to the less ominous Ambarto (PM/353-4). The name is a compound of amba¹ “up” and russa “red-haired”, and refers to the red hair of the twins.

References ✧ PM/353-354; PMI/Ambarussa, Amros; VT41/10



amba¹ “up(wards)” ✧ PM/354
russa “red-haired”