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
|raud¹||“noble, eminent; lofty, high, tall; excellent”|
N. Angrod m.
References ✧ Ety/RAUTĀ; LRI; SMI
|rhaud||“metal”||✧ Ety/RAUTĀ (-rod)|
|ᴹ✶angā||✧ Ety/RAUTĀ (anga)|
ᴱN. Angrod m.
References ✧ LBI; SMI