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Tinúviel

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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>
  
It can be analyzed as ''[[tinnu]](w) + [[sell]]''
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It can be analyzed as ''[[tinnu]](w) + [[sell]]''.{{fact}}
  
 
==Cognates==
 
==Cognates==

Latest revision as of 15:23, 28 April 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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[edit] Etymology

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

It can be analyzed as tinnu(w) + sell.[source?]

[edit] Cognates

[edit] See also

[edit] 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