S. Fíriel f.

S. Fíriel, f.

Daughter of king Ondoher and wife of Arvedui (LotR/1049), her name is a compound of Feir “mortal” and the feminine suffix -iel¹ meaning “Mortal Maid” (Ety/PHIR).

Conceptual Development: In Tolkien’s unfinished story “The Lost Road” from the 1930s, the name Fíriel was given to a Númenórean maiden (LR/62). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, the name appeared as a name of Lúthien, with the gloss and etymology given above (Ety/PHIR).

References ✧ LotRI; PMI


Feir “Mortal”
-iel¹ “daughter; feminine suffix”

N. Fíriel f. “Mortal Maid”

See S. Fíriel for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/PHIR; LRI




feir¹ “mortal man, mortal” ✧ Ety/PHIR
-iel¹ “daughter; feminine suffix” ✧ Ety/PHIR