S. Gildor m.

S. Gildor, m.

There are two characters with this name in Tolkien’s writings: a Noldorin Elf who met Frodo as he was leaving the Shire with the surname Inglorion (LotR/80), and a man in the band of outlaws led by Barahir (S/155). The name appears to be a combination of gil “star” and this suffix -dor “lord”.

Conceptual Development: The outlaw N. Gildor first appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/133), while Inglorion first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (RS/60).

References ✧ LBI; LotR/1113; LotRI; PMI; SI; WJI


gil “star; (bright) spark, silver glint, twinkle of light”
-dor “*king, lord”

N. Gildor m.

See S. Gildor for discussion.

References ✧ LRI; RSI; TII; WRI


geil “star”
-dor “*king, lord”