S. Agarwaen m. “Blood-stained”

S. Agarwaen, m. “Blood-stained”

A name adopted by Túrin in Nargothrond to hide his identity (S/210). It is translated “Blood-stained”, and seems to be a compound of agar “blood” and the lenited form waen of gwaen “stained”, but neither of these words are otherwise attested.

Conceptual Development: In The Etymologies this name appeared as N. Iarwath, a compound of N. iâr “blood” and gwath² “stain” (Ety/YAR, WAƷ). Another variant, N. iârvael, appeared in some orthography notes from a slightly later period (PE22/67). A third variant form Iarwaeth appeared in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, but it was later rejected and changed to Agarwaen as in the published Silmarillion (WJ/83, 256).

References ✧ LBI; LT2I; S/210; SI; UTI; WJI/Agarwaen, Iarwaeth



#agar “blood” ✧ S/210 (#agar)
#gwaen “stained” soft-mutation ✧ S/210 (#waen)

N. Iarwath m. “Blood-stained”

See S. Agarwaen for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/WAƷ, YAR; EtyAC/YAR; PE22/67; WJ/83; WJI/Iarwaeth





iâr “blood” ✧ Ety/YAR
gwath² “stain” soft-mutation ✧ Ety/WAƷ
ᴹ√YAR “blood” ✧ Ety/WAƷ
ᴹ√WAƷ “stain, soil” ✧ Ety/YAR