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Gilim was a giant of Eruman,[1] apparently noteworthy for his neck. Lúthien named him in her growth-spell.[2]

In Gnomish, one of Tolkien's early conceptions of an Elven tongue, Gilim is given the translaton "winter".[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "I. The Tale of Tinúviel": "Notes and Commentary", pp. 67-8
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "The Lay of Leithian", Canto V, verse 1497
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 38 (see also p. 35, entry for folornin, and p. 8)