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The name Ringil refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Ringil (disambiguation).
NOLANOS - Helcaraxe.jpg
"Helcaraxe" by NOLANOS
LocationHithlum, Angband
AppearanceSword; said to have glittered like ice
Notable forwounding Morgoth seven times
GalleryImages of Ringil

Ringil was the name of the sword of Fingolfin, said to have "glittered like ice". With it he wounded Morgoth seven times in single combat after the Dagor Bragollach.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Ringil is a Quenya name, an elaboration of ringë ("cold").[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. Paul Strack, "Q. Ringil pn.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 26 January 2020)

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