S. Túrin m.

S. Túrin, m.

The great tragic hero of the First Age (S/198), his name is a combination of tûr “victory” (SA/tur) and ind “heart”.

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, this character’s name was already G. Túrin (LT2/70), and so remained in all of Tolkien’s writing. It was translated “Lord” in some early notes (PE15/61), but it seems unlikely this translation remained valid. In The Etymologies from the 1930s, N. Túrin was derived from a combination of N. tûr and ind, which is the source of the derivation given above (Ety/ID, TUR).

References ✧ LotRI; LT1I; MRI; PE22/165; PMI; S/223, 226; SA/tur; SI; UT/138; UTI; VT49/24; VT50/5, 18; WJI




#tûr “master”
ind “some particular purpose or intention of an individual; heart”
TUR “dominate, master, conquer; power [over others], mastery (legitimate or illegitimate), control (of other wills); strong, mighty in power” ✧ SA/tur

Element In

N. Túrin m.

See S. Túrin for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/ID, TUR; LRI; PE22/41; RSI; SDI2/Túrin; SMI; TII; WRI



tûr “mastery, victory” ✧ Ety/TUR (tūr)
ind “inner thought, meaning, heart” ✧ Ety/ID (inn)
ᴹ✶indo “mood, heart” ✧ Ety/TUR



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√TUR > Túrin(n) [tūrindo] > [tūrind] > [tūrinn] > [tūrin] ✧ Ety/ID

ᴱN. Túrin m.

See S. Túrin for discussion.

Reference ✧ LBI/Túrin

G. Túrin m. “Lord”

See S. Túrin for discussion.

References ✧ LT2I; PE15/61