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'''Tinúviel''' ([[Sindarin|S]], pron. {{IPA|[tiˈnuːvjel]}}) is a [[Sindarin]] poetic term, though not a literal name, for the '[[Nightingale]]'.  This name was first given to [[Lúthien]] of [[Doriath]] by [[Beren]] when he first saw her dancing in the forest.
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'''Tinúviel''' ([[Sindarin|S]], pron. {{IPA|[tiˈnuːvjel]}}) is a [[Sindarin]] poetic term, though not a literal name, for the '[[Nightingale]]'.  This name was first given to [[Lúthien]] of [[Doriath]] by [[Beren]] when he first saw her dancing in the forest.<ref>{{S|Beren}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The word derives from [[Primitive Quendian]] ''tindômiselde''. Literally it means "Daughter of Twilight".<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, entry TIN, SEL-D</ref>
 
The word derives from [[Primitive Quendian]] ''tindômiselde''. Literally it means "Daughter of Twilight".<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, entry TIN, SEL-D</ref>
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==Cognates==
 
==Cognates==
 
*[[Quenya]] ''[[tindómerel]], [[tindómiel]]''
 
*[[Quenya]] ''[[tindómerel]], [[tindómiel]]''
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Nightingales#Names and Etymology|dúlinn]]
 
*[[Nightingales#Names and Etymology|dúlinn]]
 
*[[merilin]]
 
*[[merilin]]
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Revision as of 05:10, 19 March 2013

The Spell of the Nightingale by Paula DiSante

Tinúviel (S, pron. [tiˈnuːvjel]) is a Sindarin poetic term, though not a literal name, for the 'Nightingale'. This name was first given to Lúthien of Doriath by Beren when he first saw her dancing in the forest.[1]

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Etymology

The word derives from Primitive Quendian tindômiselde. Literally it means "Daughter of Twilight".[2]

It can be analyzed as tinnu(w) + sell

Cognates

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", entry TIN, SEL-D