Q. Ingwë m. “Chief”

Q. Ingwë, m. “Chief”

Lord of the first tribe of the Elves and the high king of Elvenkind (S/52, 62). His name is ancient and its original meaning is unclear, but it is sometimes translated as “Chief”, and is interpreted as a combination of the root √ING “first, foremost” and the suffix -wë common in ancient names (PM/340).

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, this character was first named ᴱQ. Ing, but this was soon changed to ᴱQ. Inwe (LT1/22). The form become ᴹQ. Ingwe in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/13, LR/214), and the derivation for Ingwë discussed above had already emerged in The Etymologies (Ety/ING, WEG).

References ✧ MRI; PM/340; PMI; SI; WJI

Glosses

Elements

ING “first, foremost” ✧ PM/340
-wë “name-suffix (often masculine)” ✧ PM/340

Element In


ᴹQ. Ingwe m. “Prince of Elves”

See Q. Ingwë for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/ING, WEG; EtyAC/ING; LBI/Ingwë, Inwë; LR/165, 171, 193; LRI/Ingwë; LT1I/Ingwë, Inwë; LT2I/Ingwë, Inwë; PE22/23; SM/13, 84; SMI/Ing, Ingwë

Glosses

Elements

ᴹ√ING “first, foremost”
-we² “abstract suffix” ✧ Ety/WEG
ᴹ✶ing “*first” ✧ Ety/ING
ᴹ✶wegō “man; warrior” ✧ Ety/ING (wege)

Element In

Cognates


ᴱQ. Inwe m.

See Q. Ingwë for discussion.

References ✧ GL/51; LBI/Inwë, Inwithiel; LR/165; LRI/Ingwë; LT1/22; LT1A/Inwë, Inwithiel; LT1I/Ing, Inwë, Inwithiel; LT2I/Ing, Inwë, Inwir, Inwithiel; PE13/99, 103, 105; PE15/7, 28; PME/43; QL/42; SMI/Ingwë, Inwë

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Element In

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Derivations


ᴱQ. Ing m.

A rejected name of Inwe (LT1/22) later reappearing as the (early) Noldorin cognate of that name: ᴱN. In(g) (SM/13, 84; PE13/148).

References ✧ LT1/22; LT1I; LT2I

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