Tinúviel

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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]

Etymology[edit]

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

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

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Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

In early versions Tinúviel was the only name of the character.[3][4]

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