G. Timbridhil f. “Queen of Stars”

⚠️G. Timbridhil, f. “Queen of Stars”

Precursor to S. Elbereth from the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, a combination of tim “star” and Bridhil “queen” (GL/24, 70). In this period, only its Qenya equivalent ᴱQ. Tinwetári was used in the narratives. The name did appear in the earliest Silmarillion drafts of the late 1920s (SM/82), and a variant of this name, N. Timbredhil, appeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/TIN), but starting with the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, Tolkien consistently used Elbereth instead.

See S. Elbereth for further discussion.

References ✧ GL/18, 24, 71; LT1A/Tinwetári; PE14/14





tim “spark, gleam, (star)” ✧ GL/70; LT1A/Tinwë Linto
Bridhil “*Queen” ✧ GL/24; GL/71; LT1A/Tinwetári
brindi “(Queen) Princess” ✧ GL/24 (Brindi)