S. Ulwarth m.

S. Ulwarth, m.

Son of the traitorous Easterling chief Ulfang (S/157). This name seems to be Sindarin, and therefore was probably not his true name. It seems to be a combination of (N.) ul- “*ugly” and the lenited form of (N.) gwarth “betrayer”.

Conceptual Development: This character was named N. Ulwar when he first appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, later changed to N. Ulwarth (SM/320, LR/147). This second name appeared in The Etymologies as a combination of ᴹ√ULUG and N. gwarth, the source of the derivation given above (Ety/ÚLUG, WAR).

References ✧ SI; WJI


N. ul- “*ugly”
N. gwarth “betrayer” soft-mutation

N. Ulwarth m.

See S. Ulwarth for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/ÚLUG, WAR; LR/147; LRI; SM/320; SMI/Ulwar




ul- “*ugly” ✧ Ety/ÚLUG
gwarth “betrayer” soft-mutation ✧ Ety/WAR
ᴹ√ULUG “*hideous, deformed” ✧ Ety/WAR (ÚLUG)