S. Glamdring pn. “Foe-hammer”

S. Glamdring, pn. “Foe-hammer”

Gandalf’s sword (LotR/280), first named in The Hobbit and translated “Foe-hammer” (PE17/84, RS/444). Its initial element glam is the plural of glamog “orc” (WJ/391), and its second element is a derivative of the root ᴹ√DRING “beat, strike” (Ety/DRING), apparently a noun *dring “hammer” attested only as an element in this name.

Conceptual Development: The name N. Glamdring appears in The Etymologies from the 1930s, which is the source of the second part of the derivation given above (Ety/DRING).

References ✧ LotRI; PE17/84; UT/54; UTI; WJ/391; WJI




glamog “orc” plural ✧ WJ/391 (Glam)
#dring “hammer” ✧ PE17/84 (#dring)

N. Glamdring pn. “Foe-hammer”

See S. Glamdring for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/DRING; RS/444; RSI; SDI1/Glamdring; TII; WRI



Glamhoth “Orcs, (lit.) Barbaric Host” singular
#dring “hammer” ✧ Ety/DRING (#dring)