S. **Terchil coll. “High-men”
Conceptual Development: A similar term N. Torfir appeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s, probably a combination of taur² “high” and feir¹ “mortal man” (EtyAC/TĀ). Torfir also appeared in an earlier version of Glorfindel’s greeting to Aragorn in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/61), where it was a precursor to S. Dúnadan. It seems that in Tolkien’s later conception, Tolkien only used the term Dúnedain to refer to the High Men of the West in Sindarin.
Reference ✧ PE17/101 ✧ **terchil “high-men”
|✶tarkhildī > **terchil||[tarkʰildī] > [tarkʰildi] > [tarxildi] > [tarxilði] > [terxilði] > [terxilð] > [terxill] > [terxil]||✧ PE17/101|
N. Torfir pn. “High-man”
References ✧ EtyAC/TĀ; TI/61; TII
|taur²||“vast, mighty, overwhelming, awful, huge; high, sublime”||✧ Ety/TĀ (Tor-)|
|feir¹||“mortal man, mortal”|