Q. Tindómerel f. “Daughter of Twilight”

Q. Tindómerel, f. “Daughter of Twilight”

The Quenya name of Tinúviel (SA/tin, PE19/73). Since she was a Sindarin elf, this name is largely theoretical, as a development from the same primitive form: ✶Tindōmiselde. This name is a compound of tindómë and a suffixal form -rel of seldë “daughter”. In a couple places, Tolkien used this name to illustrated the development of primitive intervocalic ✶[s] into Quenya [r] (PE19/33, 73).

Conceptual Development: The earliest “Qenya” name for Tinúviel was ᴹQ. Tinúviel in linguistic notes from the early 1930s; it was declined in various noun cases, and was clearly intended to be a purely Qenya name rather than an adaptation of the Noldorin Tinúviel (PE21/35). The name ᴹQ. Tindómerel appeared in The Etymologies from the mid-1930s, where it already had the derivation described above (Ety/SEL-D, TIN). In some notes on Quenya phonology from the 1930s, this name appeared as Tindómirel with a medial i (PE19/33), but in a revision of those notes from the 1950s it was reverted back to Tindómerel (PE19/73). It appeared as (Tindómrl) in some examples of left-handed tengwar writing from the 1960s (VT47/37); Tolkien probably neglected to add the vowel diacritics in this case.

References ✧ PE19/73; SA/tin; VT47/37

Glosses

Variations

Related

Elements

tindómë “(starry) twilight, (usually) time near dawn” ✧ SA/tin
seldë “daughter”

Cognates

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

tindōmi-sel(dĕ) > tindómizel > tindómerel [tindōmiselde] > [tindōmiseld] > [tindōmizeld] > [tindōmizel] > [tindōmirel] ? [tindōmerel] ✧ PE19/73

ᴹQ. Tindómerel f. “Nightingale, (lit.) Daughter of Twilight”

See Q. Tindómerel for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/SEL-D, TIN; EtyAC/YEL; PE19/33

Glosses

Variations

Elements

tindóme “(starry) twilight, starlit dusk”
selde “child (f.)”
ᴹ√TIN “sparkle, emit slender (silver pale) beams” ✧ EtyAC/YEL (TIN)

Cognates

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶tindōmiselde > Tindómerel [tindōmiselde] > [tindōmiseld] > [tindōmizeld] > [tindōmizel] > [tindōmirel] ? [tindōmerel] ✧ Ety/SEL-D
ᴹ✶Tindōmiselde > Tindómerel [tindōmiselde] > [tindōmiseld] > [tindōmizeld] > [tindōmizel] > [tindōmirel] ? [tindōmerel] ✧ Ety/TIN
ᴹ✶Tindōmi-seldĕ > Tindómisel > Tindómirel [tindōmiselde] > [tindōmiseld] > [tindōmizeld] > [tindōmizel] > [tindōmirel] ✧ PE19/33

ᴹQ. Tinúviel f.

References ✧ PE21/33, 35

Variations

Inflections

[Tinúvi]ello ablative; assimilated ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúvi]ellut ablative dual; assimilated ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúvi]éla accusative; prosodic-lengthening ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúv]iĕlunta allative ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúvi]elta allative; assimilated ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúvi]eltau allative dual; assimilated ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúvi]eluntau allative dual ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúvi]élen dative; prosodic-lengthening ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúvi]élo genitive; prosodic-lengthening ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúv]iellion genitive plural ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúv]iélion genitive plural; prosodic-lengthening ✧ PE21/35
Tinúvielmen instrumental ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúvi]élanen instrumental; prosodic-lengthening ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúv]ielmet instrumental dual ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúv]ielúmet instrumental dual; prosodic-lengthening ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúv]ielse locative; assimilated ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúvi]ĕlesse locative ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúv]ielset locative dual; assimilated ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúvi]elesset locative dual ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúvi]elusset locative dual ✧ PE21/35
Tinúviel nominative ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúvi]élunt nominative dual; prosodic-lengthening ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúv]iellin nominative plural ✧ PE21/35; PE21/35
[Tinúv]iélin nominative plural; prosodic-lengthening ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúv]ielwa possessive ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúv]ieldon similative ✧ PE21/35
[Tinúv]ielundon similative ✧ PE21/35