Q. Carnistir m. “Red-face”

Q. Carnistir, m. “Red-face”

The mother-name of S. Caranthir, from which his Sindarin name was derived (PM/353). It is a compound of carnë (carni-) “red” and the primitive form stīrē “face” (VT41/10). In other writings Tolkien gave the words anta or cendelë for “face”.

Conceptual Development: Tolkien also briefly considered the form Carastir in a marginal note (VT41/10).

References ✧ PM/353; PMI/Caranthir; VT41/10

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carnë “red, scarlet”
stīrē “face”

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