S. Ereinion m. “Scion of Kings”

S. Ereinion, m. “Scion of Kings”

Birth name of Gil-galad (S/154), translated “Scion of Kings” (PM/347). This name is a combination of the plural of aran “king” and the patronymic suffix -ion¹ “son” (SA/ar(a)).

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, his birth name is first given as Findor, though Tolkien’s writing is difficult to read and the exact form is unclear (WJ/56).

References ✧ PM/347; PMI/Gil-galad; SA/ar(a); SI; UTI

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aran “king, lord, chief, (lit.) high or noble person” plural ✧ SA/ar(a) (Erain)
-ion¹ “-son”

S. Findor m.

An earlier birth name of Gil-galad, though Tolkien’s writing is difficult to read and the exact form is unclear (WJ/56). This name may contain the element fin seen in the Sindarin names of the descendents of Q. Finwë, combined with the suffix -dor “*king, lord”. His later birth name is given as Ereinion (S/154).

Reference ✧ WJI/Gilgalad

Elements

fin “Finwë”
-dor “*king, lord”