S. Nimphelos pn. “Pale ?Snow”

S. Nimphelos, pn. “Pale ?Snow”

The great pearl given as a reward to the Lord of the Dwarves of Belegost (S/92), elsewhere described as the name of a plant (PE17/168). Its initial element is the archaic form †nimp “pale, pallid” (SA/nim, PE17/168). David Salo proposed that the entire name was archaic in form, and that the final element was loss “snow” (GS/364).

References ✧ PE17/168; S/92; SA/nim; SI; WJI


nimp “pale, pallid, white” ✧ PE17/168; SA/nim (†nimf)
loss “snow”