Felagund was a surname given to Finrod by the Dwarves in their own tongue at the time of the delving of Nargothrond.
From Khuzdul Felakgundu, "Hewer of Caves"
An early explanation by Tolkien was that the word meant "cave-prince" in Noldorin, from Quenya felya+cundu.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth p.352
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, The Etymologies