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The shining black metal devised by [[Eöl]], said to be as hard as steel, but supple and malleable. Eöl's armour was made of his galvorn, whose name comes from [[Elvish]] words meaning 'shining' and 'black'.
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'''Galvorn''' was a metal devised by [[Eöl]] from which he made resistant armor. Black and "shining like jet", it was hard as steel, but supple and malleable, proving resistant to all blades and darts.<ref>{{S|Maeglin}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The word ''galvorn'' translates as "shining black" in [[Sindarin]]. It is formed by combining ''[[gal]]'', which means "shine" and ''[[morn]]'', signifying "dark" or "black".<ref>"[http://www.tolkiendil.com/langues/english/i-lam_arth/compound_sindarin_names Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth]" at [http://www.tolkiendil.com/ Tolkiendil.com] (accessed 8 June 2011)</ref>
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Revision as of 06:57, 9 June 2011

Galvorn was a metal devised by Eöl from which he made resistant armor. Black and "shining like jet", it was hard as steel, but supple and malleable, proving resistant to all blades and darts.[1]

Etymology

The word galvorn translates as "shining black" in Sindarin. It is formed by combining gal, which means "shine" and morn, signifying "dark" or "black".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Maeglin"
  2. "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth" at Tolkiendil.com (accessed 8 June 2011)