S. Finellach m. “?Flame of Hair and Eye”
Another title or name for Gil-galad, (PM/351), perhaps a combination of fîn “hair” and lach “flame”. David Salo suggested the middle element is hen “eye”, so that the name means something like “Flame of Hair and Eye” (GS/349).
Conceptual Development: This name was first written Finlachen, changed to Finhenlach and finally Finellach; these preliminary forms support Salo’s theory that the middle element is hen (PM/351).
References ✧ PM/351; PMI/Gil-galad
|fîn?||“(single) hair, filament”|