N. Díriel m.
Earlier name for Amras appearing in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/15, LR/223). The form Diriel (with a short i) appeared in The Etymologies as a derivative of ON. Dirghel (Ety/DER, GYEL), perhaps meaning “*Man-joy”.
See S. Amras for further discussion.
References ✧ Ety/DER, GYEL; LRI; LT2/251; LT2I/Amras, Díriel; MRI/Amrod, Damrod; SMI/Amras, Díriel; WJ/197; WJI; WR/161; WRI
|†dîr||“man, adult male; agental suffix”||✧ Ety/DER|
|ᴹ√(N)DER||“adult male, man; bridegroom”||✧ Ety/GYEL (DER)|
|ᴹ√GYEL||“*cry of joy or triumph”||✧ Ety/GYEL|
|ON. Dirghel > Diriel||[dirgel] > [dirɣel] > [diriel]||✧ Ety/DER|
ᴱN. Díriel m.
References ✧ LBI/Dinithel, Díriel