N. Math-Fuin-delos loc. “Deadly Nightshade”

N. Math-Fuin-delos, loc. “Deadly Nightshade”

Earliest name for S. Deldúwath appearing in Silmarillion drafts from the early 1930s, glossed “Deadly Nightshade” (SM/299). It is a combination of G. math “dusk”, N. fuin “night” and a variant form delos of deloth “abhorrence”.

See S. Deldúwath for further discussion.

References ✧ SM/299, 311; SMI/Gwath-Fuin-daidelos, Math-Fuin-delos




G. math “dusk”
fuin “night, dead of night”
deloth “abhorrence, detestation, loathing”