S. Angrod m. “*Iron Champion”

S. Angrod, m. “*Iron Champion”

Sindarin name of the second youngest son of Finarfin (S/61), an adaption of his Quenya father-name Q. Angaráto “*Iron Champion” (PM/346-7). His name is a combination of ang “iron” (SA/anga) and the suffixal form -rod of raud¹ “lofty, noble” seen in many names (PE17/49).

Conceptual Development: In the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s, his name was first given as ᴱN. Angrod (LB/80, 213), though in the very earliest Silmarillion drafts his name appeared as G. Anrod (SM/15). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, the name N. Angrod was derived from a combination of ang “iron” and rhaud “metal” (Ety/RAUTĀ). The derivation from his Quenya name did not emerge until after Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s (PM/346).

References ✧ MRI; PM/346; PMI; SA/anga, ar(a); SI; UTI; WJI


ang “iron” ✧ SA/anga
raud¹ “noble, eminent; lofty, high, tall; excellent”


N. Angrod m.

See S. Angrod for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/RAUTĀ; LRI; SMI


ang “iron”
rhaud “metal” ✧ Ety/RAUTĀ (-rod)
ᴹ✶angā ✧ Ety/RAUTĀ (anga)

ᴱN. Angrod m.

References ✧ LBI; SMI