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Makalaurë (Q, pron. [ˌmakaˈlaʊre]) was the mother-name of Maglor, second son of Fëanor. In the The Etymologies it is translated as "Gold-cleaver",[1] while The Shibboleth of Feanor explains that the name might be connected to his skill in harping, whose sound was golden.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", The names of the Sons of Fëanor with the legend of the fate of Amrod, p. 353