N. Inglor m. “*Heart of Gold”

N. Inglor, m. “*Heart of Gold”

In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this name appeared as the true Elvish name of Felagund “Lord of Caves”, which was his title as the lord of Nargothrond (LR/116). In The Etymologies, Inglor was given as a derivative of ᴹ✶Indo-ʒlaurē, in effect a compound of N. ind “heart” and N. glaur “gold”, so “*Heart of Gold”.

Conceptual Development: See S. Felagund for a discussion of the conceptual development of this and related names, and see S. Inglor for the later developments of this name.

References ✧ Ety/ID, LÁWAR; LBI; LR/116; LRI; LT1I; PE22/41; RSI; SM/339; SMI; TII; UTI; WJI




ind “inner thought, meaning, heart”
glaur “gold” ✧ Ety/LÁWAR (glor-)
ᴹ√ID “*desire, ?thought” ✧ Ety/LÁWAR

Element In


Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶Indo-ʒlaurē > Indlour > Inglor [indoglaurē] > [indoglǭre] > [indoglǭre] > [indoɣlǭre] > [indoɣlaure] > [indoɣlaur] > [indolaur] > [indlaur] > [indlor] > [iŋglor] ✧ Ety/ID