S. Thorondor m. “King of Eagles”

S. Thorondor, m. “King of Eagles”

The King of the Eagles (S/110), his name is a combination of thoron “eagle” and the suffix -dor “king” (SA/thoron, Let/427).

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, this character was named Thorndor “King of Eagles” (LT2/192), a form that also appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/34, 102; LR/126). The form Thorondor first appeared as a late change in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s (LB/292), and this new form gradually supplanted the old one in the Silmarillion drafts (LR/145, 256). N. Thorondor was the only form to appear in The Etymologies, where it was translated “King of Eagles” and given the derivation described above (Ety/THOR).

References ✧ LBI/Thorndor; Let/427; LotRI; LT1I/Thorndor; LT2I/Thorndor; MRI/Thorndor; S/110; SA/thoron; SI; UTI; WJI/Sorontar, Thorondor

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thoron “eagle” ✧ Let/427; SA/thoron
-dor “*king, lord” ✧ Let/427

Cognates


N. Thorondor m. “King of Eagles”

See S. Thorondor for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/THOR; LB/292; LR/145, 252, 256; LRI; SD/13; SDI1/Thorondor; SM/140; SMI/Thorndor

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Elements

thoron “eagle” ✧ Ety/THOR
-dor “*king, lord” ✧ Ety/THOR (#-dor)

Cognates


ᴱN. Thorndor m. “King of Eagles”

References ✧ LB/286, 292; LBI; LR/126, 145, 256; LRI/Thorondor; PE13/154; SM/34, 102, 140; SMI/Sorontur, Thorndor; WJI/Thorondor

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thorn “eagle” ✧ PE13/154

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G. Thorndor m. “King of Eagles”

References ✧ GL/73; LT1A/Sorontur; LT1I/Sorontur, Thorndor; LT2/192; LT2I/Sorontur, Thorndor; PE13/105; QL/86

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thorn “eagle” ✧ GL/73; LT1A/Sorontur

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