S. Rodwen f. “High Virgin Noble”
A name Tolkien briefly considered for Turgon’s sister translated “High Virgin Noble” (WJ/317), a compound of the prefixal form rod- of raud¹ “noble” with the lenited form of gwend “maiden”. It was ultimately replaced by Aredhel; see that entry for further discussion.
References ✧ WJ/317; WJI
|raud¹||“noble, eminent; lofty, high, tall; excellent”|
N. Isfin f.
Name of Aredhel in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/15, LR/223). In The Etymologies, it was given as a combination of ist “knowledge” and ON. phinya “skill” (Ety/IS, PHIN).
See S. Aredhel for further discussion.
References ✧ Ety/IS, PHIN; LRI; MR/182; MRI; PMI; SMI/Aredhel, Isfin; WJ/317; WJI/Isfin, Rodwen
|ist||“lore, knowledge”||✧ Ety/IS|
|ON. phinya||“skillful”||suffix||✧ Ety/PHIN (-phini)|
|ᴹ√PHIN||“nimbleness, skill”||✧ Ety/IS|
G. Isfin f. “Snow-locks, Exceeding-cunning”
References ✧ LBI; LT2A/Isfin; LT2I/Aredhel, Isfin; PE13/103; PE15/28