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Felagund

Felagund was a surname given to Finrod by the Dwarves in their own tongue at the time of the delving of Nargothrond.

[edit] Etymology

From Khuzdul Felakgundu, "Hewer of Caves"[1][2]

[edit] Other versions

An early explanation by Tolkien was that the word meant "cave-prince" in Noldorin, from Quenya felya+cundu.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The Dwarvish origin of the name Felagund", pp. 351-352
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", entries "KUNDU", "PHELEG"