S. Gaerys m. “Ossë”
A Sindarin name for Ossë, a combination of gaer¹ “dreadful” and a reduction of his ancient Sindarin name †Yssi (WJ/400). Tolkien stated that this name “was more often used by the inland Teleri”, who viewed this Maia with more awe and fear. Otherwise he was known as Yssion.
Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, the Gnomish name of Ossë is G. Oth(a) (GL/18), perhaps derived from G. ô “sea” (GL/61). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, his Noldorin name is N. Aeros >> Oeros (Ety/GOS, EtyAC/GOS), perhaps a combination of N. oer “sea” and the root ᴹ√GOS “dread”.
References ✧ SA/gaer; WJ/400; WJI
|#gaer¹||“awful, fearful”||✧ WJ/400 (#gaer)|
|†Yssi||“Ossë”||✧ WJ/400 (yssı̯)|
|gaear||“sea”||✧ SA/gaer (gaer)|
N. Oeros m. “Osse”
References ✧ Ety/GOS; EtyAC/GOS
|ᴹ√GOS > Oeros||[airosse] > [aiross] > [oeross] > [oeros]||✧ Ety/GOS|
|ᴹ√GOS > Aeros||[airosse] > [aiross] > [aeross] > [aeros]||✧ EtyAC/GOS|