N. Elbereth f. “Queen of Stars, (lit.) Star Queen”
References ✧ Ety/BARATH, EL; RS/68, 394; RSI; SDI1/Elbereth; TII; WRI
|bereth¹||“queen”||✧ Ety/BARATH; Ety/EL|
N. Timbredhil f.
Reference ✧ Ety/TIN ✧ Timbreðil
|ᴹ√TIN||“sparkle, emit slender (silver pale) beams”||✧ Ety/TIN|
|Bredhil||✧ Ety/TIN (-breðil)|
ᴱN. Timbridhil f. “Queen of Stars”
References ✧ LBI; SM/82; SMI/Tim-Bridhil
G. Timbridhil f. “Queen of Stars”
Precursor to S. Elbereth from the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, a combination of tim “star” and Bridhil “queen” (GL/24, 70). In this period, only its Qenya equivalent ᴱQ. Tinwetári was used in the narratives. The name did appear in the earliest Silmarillion drafts of the late 1920s (SM/82), and a variant of this name, N. Timbredhil, appeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/TIN), but starting with the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, Tolkien consistently used Elbereth instead.
See S. Elbereth for further discussion.
References ✧ GL/18, 24, 71; LT1A/Tinwetári; PE14/14
|tim||“spark, gleam, (star)”||✧ GL/70; LT1A/Tinwë Linto|
|Bridhil||“*Queen”||✧ GL/24; GL/71; LT1A/Tinwetári|
|brindi||“(Queen) Princess”||✧ GL/24 (Brindi)|