S. Silivros pn. “Sparkling Rain”

S. Silivros, pn. “Sparkling Rain”

Another name for Silpion translated “Sparkling Rain” (MR/155), a combination of archaic †silif “silver (light)” and ross¹ “spray; rain”.

Conceptual Development: The name N. Silivros appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s translated “Glimmering Rain” (LR/210) and also in The Etymologies, which is the source of the derivation above (Ety/ROS¹, SIL). It appeared in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s (MR/155) but not in the published version of The Silmarillion.

References ✧ MR/155; MRI



N. †silif “light of Silpion, †silver”
ross¹ “rain; spindrift, spray, foam” ✧ MR/155 (#-ros)

N. Silivros pn. “Glimmering Rain”

See S. Silivros for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/ROS¹, SIL; LR/210; LRI/Silivros, Silmerossë; SDI1/Silivros



silif “light of Silpion, †silver” ✧ Ety/SIL
rhoss¹ “rain” soft-mutation ✧ Ety/ROS¹