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When [[Túrin]] was led to [[Nargothrond]] by [[Gwindor]], he wished to conceal his identity and so escape the curse of [[Morgoth]] on his kin, if he could. So, he took a new name, [[Agarwaen]] son of [[Úmarth]], from the [[Sindarin]] words for 'blood-stained' and 'ill-fate'.  
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'''''úmarth''''' means "ill-fate" in [[Sindarin]].<ref name=SI>{{S|Index}}</ref>
  
His identity did not remain hidden for long. Gwindor revealed to [[Finduilas]] that 'Agarwaen' was in fact Túrin, and 'Úmarth' his famous father [[Húrin]]. When news of this reached Finduilas' father King [[Orodreth]], Túrin was given great honour and standing, but the revelation of Túrin's identity would also bring home Morgoth's curse. Using his new authority, Túrin caused the [[Elves of Nargothrond]] to abandon their policy of secrecy, and instead go into open battle - a decision that would eventually lead to their destruction.
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[[Túrin|Túrin Turambar]] in [[Nargothrond]], wished to hide his identity and introduced himself as [[Agarwaen]].<ref>{{S|Turin}}</ref> He used the name Úmarth to refer to his father [[Húrin]].<ref name=SI/>
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==Etymology==
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''Úmarth'' apparently contains the negative prefix ''ū''<ref>{{WJ|Quendi}}, p. 369</ref> + ''[[amarth]]'' "fate".
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==Cognates==
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*[[Quenya]] ''[[umbar (word)|umbar]]''
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Revision as of 21:27, 8 July 2013

úmarth means "ill-fate" in Sindarin.[1]

Túrin Turambar in Nargothrond, wished to hide his identity and introduced himself as Agarwaen.[2] He used the name Úmarth to refer to his father Húrin.[1]

Etymology

Úmarth apparently contains the negative prefix ū[3] + amarth "fate".

Cognates

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar", p. 369