S. aeglos n. “icicle, (lit.) snow-point; snowthorn (a plant)” (Category: Ice, Frost)
A species of plant mentioned in one version of the Narn i Chîn Húrin (UT/99), translated “snowthorn” and described as “like furze (gorse), but larger, and with white flowers” (UT/148 note #14). Aeglos was also the name of the spear of Gil-galad, translated as “Icicle” in The Lord of the Rings index (LotRI/Aeglos); it is possible this word can be used for ordinary icicles as well. In the Silmarillion index, it was translated more literally as “Snow-point” (SA/Aeglos), a combination of aeg “sharp” and loss “snow”.
Conceptual Development: G. helfingl or helfin(n) was the word for “icicle” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/48), probably a combination of ᴱ√HELE “freeze” with G. fingl “tress”.
References ✧ LotRI/Aeglos; UT/99, 148; UTI
G. helfingl n. “icicle” (Category: Ice, Frost)
References ✧ GL/48
|hel-||“to freeze”||✧ GL/48|
|fingl||“tress”||✧ GL/48 (#fingl)|