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'''Glingal''' was the golden tree made by [[Turgon]] in memory of [[Laurelin]], one of the [[Two Trees of Valinor]]. Its mate was [[Belthil]].<ref>{{HM|PM}}, p. 155</ref><ref>{{HM|WJ}}, p. 200</ref>
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'''Glingal''' was the tree made by [[Turgon]] of gold in his royal courts of [[Gondolin]] in memory of [[Laurelin]], one of the [[Two Trees of Valinor]]. Its mate was [[Belthil]].<ref>{{S|15}}</ref><ref>{{MR|P3I2}}, p. 155</ref><ref>{{WJ|12}}, p. 200</ref>
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==Etymology==
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''Glingal'' is [[Sindarin]] and it means "Hanging Flame".<ref>{{S|Index}}</ref>
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[[Robert Foster]] additionally suggests the translation "gleaming light".<ref>{{HM|Guide}}, entry "Glingal"; Cf. also {{S|Elements}}, entry ''glin''</ref>
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==Other versions of the Legendarium==
 
==Other versions of the Legendarium==
In earlier versions of the tales, ''Glingal'' (and before that, ''Glingol'') was a name of Laurelin.<ref>{{HM|IX}}, p. 186</ref>
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In earlier versions of the tales, ''Glingal'' (and before that, ''Glingol'') was a name of Laurelin.<ref>{{LB|1d}}, pp. 80-81</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 20:06, 15 December 2019

Glingal was the tree made by Turgon of gold in his royal courts of Gondolin in memory of Laurelin, one of the Two Trees of Valinor. Its mate was Belthil.[1][2][3]

[edit] Etymology

Glingal is Sindarin and it means "Hanging Flame".[4]

Robert Foster additionally suggests the translation "gleaming light".[5]

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

In earlier versions of the tales, Glingal (and before that, Glingol) was a name of Laurelin.[6]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Noldor in Beleriand"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Three. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: (I) The First Phase: 2. Of Valinor and the Two Trees", p. 155
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Turgon and the Building of Gondolin (Chapter 12)", p. 200
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  5. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Glingal"; Cf. also J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry glin
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, "I. The Lay of the Children of Húrin: III. Failivrin", pp. 80-81