Q. Ingoldo m. “The Noldo”

Q. Ingoldo, m. “The Noldo”

The mother-name of Finarfin (PM/360), and also the mother name of his son Finrod (PM/346). It is an archaic combination of the definite article “the” and ✶Ñgoldō > Noldo, with the ñg- preserved because it was not at the beginning of the word (PE19/76). It would have been Sindarized as S. Angolodh, but this name was not used because Finarfin did not go to Middle Earth with his brothers (PM/360). A similar name was common in Númenor and Gondor, where it was reduced to Ingold (PM/360, LotR/749).

Conceptual Development: In earlier writing, the mother-name of Finarfin was Ingalaurë, while Ingoldo was the mother-name of Fingolfin (MR/230, PE17/118). At this stage, Tolkien said that it was a combination of the names of the peoples of Fingolfin’s mother and father, the Ingar and Noldor (MR/230). As the mother-mame of Fingolfin, Tolkien also considered having this name develop into Fingoldo (PE17/39) or Ingoldofinwe (PE17/118, MR/230) to better match his Sindarin name.

References ✧ MR/230; MRI; PE17/39, 118; PE19/76; PM/360; PMI/Finarfin, Fingolfin, Finrod, Ingoldo; SMI; VT39/16

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Ingoldova possessive “Ingoldo’s” ✧ VT39/16

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“the” ✧ PE19/76
Noldo “one of the wise folk, Gnome” ✧ MR/230 (Noldor)
Ingwi “People of Ingwë, Chieftains” ✧ MR/230 (Ingar)
Ingoldo “The Noldo” ✧ MR/230
Finwë ✧ MR/230
ñgolodō “lore-master, sage” ✧ PE19/76

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Q. Ingalaurë m. “*Top Gold”

The first mother-name Tolkien gave to Finarfin (MR/230, PE17/118). It seems to be a compound of inga “top” and laurë “gold”. It was Sindarized as Inglor.

Conceptual Development: In later writing Finarfin’s mother-name was changed to Ingoldo (PM/360).

References ✧ MR/230; MRI; PE17/118; PMI/Finarfin

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inga “top, highest point”
laurë “gold (light or colour)”

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