Ed. Tuor m.
Conceptual Development: This character was named G. Tuor when he first appeared in the earliest Lost Tales (LT1/48), and kept this name thereafter, though sometimes it appeared in variant forms such as Tûr (LT2/202) or Turlin (SM/5). Christopher Tolkien suggested the earliest version of this name was probably associated with the root ᴱ√TURU “be strong” (LT1A/Tuor). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, N. Tuor was given the meaning “strength-vigor” and derived from primitive ᴹ✶Tūgore (Ety/TUG, GOR). In notes for the Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s Tolkien decided his name was adapted from his native language, as noted above.
References ✧ LotRI; MRI; PM/348; PMI; SI; UTI; VT50/21; WJI
N. Tuor m. “strength-vigor”
References ✧ Ety/GOR, TUG; LRI; SDI1/Tuor; SDI2/Tuor; SMI; TII; WRI
|ᴹ✶Tūgore > Tuor||[tūgore] > [tūɣore] > [tūɣor] > [tuor]||✧ Ety/GOR|
|ᴹ✶tūghor > Tuor||[tūgore] > [tūɣore] > [tūɣor] > [tuor]||✧ Ety/TUG|
ᴱN. Tuor m.
References ✧ LBI; SMI/Tûr, Turlin
G. Tuor m.
References ✧ LT1A/Tuor; LT1I; LT2/202; LT2I/Tuor, Tûr; PE13/99, 101