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Morgoth

Sind.: dark enemy

Name given to Melkor by FŰanor, after he had learned of the theft of the Silmarils and the murder of FinwŰ.

see: Melkor


Q: How could an Elf speaking Quenya give M a Sindarin name??
Being no specialist in Tolkien's languages I can only guess why Tolkien chose this name in the latest manuscripts and why he ascribed it to FŰanor. However, in the earlier manuscripts Tolkien used the term the Black Foe of the world and in a footnote the name given was Quenya: Mori˝gotho (resp. Moringotto; c.f. HoMeX) -- Walter


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