N. Tavrobel loc.

N. Tavrobel, loc.

Village in Tol Eressea where Ælfwine record the tales of the Elves in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/263), an idea that disappeared from later versions of the Silmarillion. In The Etymologies, it was given as a combination of tavor “woodpecker” and the lenited form of gobel “village” (Ety/PEL(ES), TAM).

Conceptual Development: This village G. Tavrobel appeared in the earliest Lost Tales, though it was the earlier character Eriol who did the recording rather than Ælfwine (LT1/25). At this stage the name translated “Wood Home” and was a combination of tavros “forest” and the lenited form of pel “village” (GL/64, 69) and sometimes appeared in the variant form G. Tavrost (LT2/292). In The Etymologies of the 1930s, it was reinterpreted as noted above. In its final mention in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, it was written Tathrobel (LR/203).

This name was also used as an early name of Ephel Brandir (LR/412-3, WJ/157).

References ✧ Ety/PEL(ES), TAM; LR/203; LRI; SDI2/Tavrobel; SMI; TII; WJ/157; WJI

Variations

Changes

Elements

tavor “woodpecker, knocker” ✧ Ety/TAM
gobel “walled house or village, town” ✧ Ety/PEL(ES)
ᴹ√TAM “knock” ✧ Ety/PEL(ES)
ᴹ√PEL(ES) “revolve on fixed point” ✧ Ety/TAM

G. Tavrobel loc. “Wood Home”

References ✧ GL/64, 69; LT1A/Tavrobel; LT1I/Gilfanon, Tavrobel; LT2/292; LT2I/Taurossë, Tavrobel, Tavrost; PE13/94

Glosses

Variations

Related

Elements

tavros “forest, wooded land” ✧ GL/69; LT1A/Tavari
pel “village, hamlet, -ham” soft-mutation ✧ GL/64 (†pel); LT1A/Tavrobel

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Cognates


G. Tavrost loc. “Haywood”

References ✧ LT1A/Tavrobel; LT2/292; LT2I

Glosses

Related

Elements

tavros “forest, wooded land” ✧ LT1A/Tavari
rost “slope, hill side, ascent” ✧ LT1A/Tavrobel

Cognates