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== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
   
Although the meaning of its name is unclear, '''Anguirel''' has the [[Sindarin]] ''ang'', which means "iron".<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]]'', Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names</ref>
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'''Anguirel''' has the [[Sindarin]] elements ''ang'', which means "iron", ''uir ''which is an adjective that means "fiery", and ''êl ''which means "star". The name would have a complete meaning close to '''Iron-of-the-fiery-star'''. <ref>''[[The Silmarillion]]'', Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names</ref>
   
 
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Anguirel was one of the two swords forged by Eöl from an iron meteorite. Its mate, Anglachel, was given to Thingol as payment for living in Nan Elmoth.[1]

History

It was kept by Eöl as his weapon, but was later stolen by his son Maeglin.[1][2] It was presumed that Maeglin stole Anguirel when he and his mother Aredhel fled to Gondolin.

Etymology

Anguirel has the Sindarin elements ang, which means "iron", uir which is an adjective that means "fiery", and êl which means "star". The name would have a complete meaning close to Iron-of-the-fiery-star. [3]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXI: "Of Túrin Turambar"
  2. The Children of Húrin, Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Tale of the Children of Húrin, V: "Túrin in Doriath"
  3. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
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