N. Tindobel loc. “Twilit City, Starlit City”

N. Tindobel, loc. “Twilit City, Starlit City”

Earliest name of Barad Nimras in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/331; LR/129, 265). It appeared in The Etymologies with the gloss “Twilit City, Starlit City”, a combination of tinnu “twilight” and the lenited form of gobel “town” (Ety/PEL(ES), TIN).

See S. Barad Nimras for further discussion.

References ✧ Ety/PEL(ES), TIN; EtyAC/TIN; LR/270; LRI; SMI; WJI/Ingildon, Tindobel





tinnu “(starry) twilight, dusk, early night (without moon)” ✧ Ety/TIN
gobel “walled house or village, town” soft-mutation ✧ Ety/PEL(ES)
ᴹ√TIN “sparkle, emit slender (silver pale) beams” ✧ Ety/PEL(ES)
ᴹ√PEL(ES) “revolve on fixed point” ✧ Ety/TIN