S. Hírilorn loc. “Tree of the Lady”

S. Hírilorn, loc. “Tree of the Lady”

A great beech-tree in Doriath (S/172), translated by Christopher Tolkien as “Tree of the Lady” (SI/Hírilorn). This name is a combination of híril “lady” and orn “tree” (SA/heru, orn).

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, the tree was first named G. Golosbrindi “Queen of the Forest” (LT2/51), revised to G. Hirilorn “Queen of Trees” (LT2/18). In the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s, the name was translated “Beechen Queen” (LB/202). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, Ilk. Hirilorn was given as a Doriathrin name, most likely with the same meaning as above (Ety/NEL).

References ✧ SA/heru, orn; SI; UTI

Glosses

Elements

híril “lady” ✧ SA/heru
orn “(tall) tree” ✧ SA/orn

Ilk. Hirilorn loc. “*Tree of the Lady”

See S. Hírilorn for discussion.

Reference ✧ Ety/NEL ✧ Dor. Hirilorn

Related

Elements

*hiril “lady”
orn “tree”

G. Hirilorn loc. “Queen of Beeches”

References ✧ LB/202, 208; LBI/Hiradorn, Hirilorn; LT2/18, 51; LT2A/Hirilorn; LT2I/Golosbrindi, Hirilorn

Glosses

Variations

Changes

Elements

hiril “princess, †queen” ✧ LT2A/Hirilorn
orn “tree” ✧ LT2A/Hirilorn

G. Golosbrindi pn. “Queen of the Forest”

References ✧ LT2/51; LT2A/Golosbrindi; LT2I

Glosses

Changes

Elements

goloth “forest” ✧ LT2A/Golosbrindi
brindi “(Queen) Princess”