Tindómiel

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Tindómiel
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Quenya and Sindarin
BirthAfter S.A. 61
Númenor
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageElros
SiblingsVardamir, Manwendil and Atanalcar
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Tindómiel

Tindómiel was the second child, and only daughter, of Elros Tar-Minyatur, the first King of Númenor. Almost nothing is known about her life.[1]

Etymology

Tindómiel is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but it's listed along with Tinúviel among the examples of the ending -iel for "female"[2]. Paul Strack suggests it means "Daughter of Twilight" and is a compound of tindómë ("twilight") and -iel ("daughter", feminine suffix). The Sindarin name Tinúviel has the same meaning.[3]

It could also mean "Morning Star" in Quenya and consist of an assimilation of tindómë and el ("star"),[source?] analogous to Arwen Undómiel "Evenstar", who was a cousin of Tindómiel, while Tindómerel is better documented as meaning "Daughter of Twilight"[4].

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärendil
b. F.A. 503
 
Elwing
b. F.A. 503
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elros Tar-Minyatur
F.A. 532 - S.A. 442
 
Elrond
b. F.A. 532
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vardamir Nólimon
S.A. 61 - 471
 
TINDÓMIEL
after 61
 
Manwendil
after 61
 
Atanalcar
after 61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Amandil
192 - 603
 
Vardilmë
b. 203
 
Aulendil
b. 213
 
Nolondil
b. 222
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Elendil
350 - 751
 
Eärendur
b. 361
 
Mairen
b. 377
 
Yávien
b. 371
 
Oromendil
b. 382
 
Axantur
b. 395

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson) P190.
  3. Paul Strack, "Q. Tindómiel f.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 20 January 2022)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Quenya Phonology", in Parma Eldalamberon XIX (edited by Christopher Gilson) P73