Q. Urundil m. “Copper-lover”

Q. Urundil, m. “Copper-lover”

An early sobriquet of the father of Nerdanel, more widely known than his given name Sarmo (PM/366). This name is a compound of the root √URUN “copper” and the suffix -(n)dil “-friend, -lover”. In later writings, Tolkien changed his given name from Sarmo to Mahtan, so perhaps this sobriquet no longer applied.

References ✧ PM/366; PMI




URUN “copper” ✧ PM/366
-(n)dil “-friend, -lover; devotion, disinterested love” ✧ PM/366 (-ndil)