The Later Quenta Silmarillion, 7. Of the Flight of the Noldor, HoMe X.
quote: §60 At the first three occurrences 'Morgoth' > 'Melkor', and at the end of the paragraph, after 'the violence of Morgoth', was added: 'for such was his name from that day forth among the Gnomes'; thereafter 'Morgoth' was retained. At the foot of the page my father noted: 'In more ancient form Moringotto'. It was here that the story entered that Melkor received the name Morgoth at this time, though there was no suggestion yet that it was Feanor who gave it to him. That entered in AAm (§123) and in the contemporary rewriting of Chapter 6 (p. 186, §49a); no doubt at the same time my father struck out on the QS manuscript the addition just given and substituted: 'So Feanor called him in that hour: the Black Foe, and that name he bore among the Noldor ever after.' Morgoth was translated 'the Dark Enemy' in the AAm passage, but for some reason this was rejected (p. 120, note 2).
Where exactly in MOR or KOT do you get the idea that _Morgoth_ is Quenya? I am looking at those entries, and see nothing to support that premise. Indeed, in KOT it's said to perhaps contain N. _coth_!
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Really ? and what about aquapa[c]thie (VT 39), Aranrúth (UT), a[s]thar (Q&E), au[th]sa (VT 42), I[th]sil (Ety), i[th]silme (M&C), I[th]silya (LotR), le[c]tha (VT 39), mina[th]surie (VT 42), Mori[ñ]ngotho (MR, VT 34), [th]saura (Ety), [th]selma (WJ), [th]sinde (Ety), and a lot of others ?
E: Tyrhael : under MOR-, isn't Morgoth equated to Melko, a Quenya name, as the two next ones ? Anyway, I'm not a Lanbengolmo.
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