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