S. Elrohir m. “Elf-knight”

S. Elrohir, m. “Elf-knight”

Son of Elrond (LotR/227). This name is translated “Elf-knight”, a combination of archaic Sindarin †Ell “elf” and ro(c)hir “knight” (Let/281-2).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this character was first named N. Elbereth² (WR/297). Earlier still, the name Ilk. Elbereth used as a name for a son of Dior (LR/147), but later S. Elbereth was reserved for the Sindarin name of Varda.

References ✧ Let/281-282; LotRI; PMI/Elladan; SDI1/Elrohir; WR/302; WRI/Elbereth, Elrohir




Ell “Elf” ✧ Let/281
rochir “knight, horse-lord” ✧ Let/282 (rohir)

N. Elbereth² m.

See S. Elrohir for discussion.

References ✧ PMI/Elladan; WR/297, 302; WRI/Elbereth