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úmarth

úmarth means "ill-fate" in Sindarin.[1]

Túrin Turambar in Nargothrond, wished to hide his identity and introduced himself as Agarwaen.[2] He used the name Úmarth to refer to his father Húrin.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Úmarth apparently contains the negative prefix ū[3] + amarth "fate".

[edit] Cognates

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar", p. 369