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This article is about the the elf of Gondolin. For the steward, see Egalmoth.

Egalmoth was an Ñoldorin Elf-lord of Gondolin in the First Age.

Biography

Egalmoth, along with Glorfindel and Ecthelion, was Aredhel's escort when she left Gondolin in search of the Sons of Fëanor. The escort was not admitted into Doriath and traveled to Ered Gorgoroth instead. Egalmoth and his companions were separated from Aredhel and when they could not find her, they returned to Gondolin empty-handed.

Fall of Gondolin

Egalmoth was the wealthy Lord of the House of the Heavenly Arch. He defended the realm with valor but after the fall of the gate he was forced to flee, but not before gathering survivors. Before their escape through Idril's Secret Way, he and Tuor fought the enemy in the Square. When it was clear that the situation was hopeless, he escaped via the secret way thus surviving the Fall of Gondolin. He fled to the Mouths of Sirion with fellow survivors, and later died in the attack by the Sons of Fëanor.[1]

Etymology

The name Egalmoth has unclear origins, though it is likely to have been Sindarin. The first element egal has many possibilities to its origin, including eglerio or egleria ("praise, glorify"), egnas (which is rather appropriately found in both Ñoldorin and Sindarin), or êg ("sharp point"), eglon or eglir (which were names given to the Ñoldor by the Sindar), or egol ("forsaken"). The second component of 'Egalmoth' is likely to have come from the Sindarin word moth ("dusk").

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዐጋልሞጥ ?
Arabic ىعالموته
Armenian Եգալմոտ
Belarusian Cyrillic Егалмот
Bengali এগাল্মথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Егалмот
Chinese 艾加摩斯
Georgian ეგალმოთი
Greek Εγαλμοθ
Gujarati ઍગલ્મોથ
Hebrew אגאלמות
Hindi एगल्मोथ
Japanese エガモス
Kazakh Егалмот (Cyrillic) Egalmot (Latin)
Korean 에갈 모스
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эгалмот
Macedonian Cyrillic Егалмот
Marathi एगल्मोथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Егалмот
Nepalese एगल्मोथ
Pashto ایګلوموت
Persian هگالموته
Punjabi ਈਗਲਮੋਥ
Russian Эгалмот
Sanskrit एगल्मोथ्
Serbian Егалмот (Cyrillic) Egalmot (Latin)
Sinhalese ඊගල්මොත්
Tajik Cyrillic Егалмот
Tamil எக்லமொத்
Telugu ఈగలమోత
Ukrainian Cyrillic Егалмот
Urdu ایگالموت
Uzbek Егалмот (Cyrillic) Egalmot (Latin)
Yiddish עגאַלמאָטה

References

  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 2: The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, chapter 3: "The Fall of Gondolin"
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