Sindarin 



1b theon.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:66] < _el_ star + *_mbarathī_. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by


noun. star queen/lady

êl (“star”) + bereth (“queen, spouse of a king”) No lenition: original name Elenbarathi yielding Elmbereth, where triconsonantal lmb > lb.

Sindarin [Tolkiendil] Group: Tolkiendil Compound Sindarin Names. Published by


theology. 'Star-queen'

theon.'Star-queen'. On the mythological association of Varda with stars, see PE17:22. Same meaning as Q. Elentári. Rarely Bereth. Formed later, Elbereth would prob. have been given such forms as Bereth (in)-elin or Bereth (in)gîl. Bereth (in)-elin, êl, elen

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:22:23:152:176] = _El-bereth_ < _el _ + _mbereth_ < *_elen-barathī_. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by


feminine name. Queen of Stars, Queen of Stars, (lit.) Star-queen, Queen of the Stars, Star-lady, Star-queen

The Sindarin name of Varda, a compound of êl “star” and bereth “queen”, that is: “Star-queen” (LotR/378, RGEO/66). The Quenya equivalent of this name is Elentári. This name was of ancient derivation, from ✶elen-barathī > elmbereth > Elbereth, as shown by the fact that the initial [b] in the second element did not lenite to [v] (MR/387, PE17/22).

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, this name was G. Timbridhil “Queen of Stars” (GL/71, LT1A/Tinwetári), which reappeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s as N. Timbreðil (Ety/TIN). Tolkien revised the name to N. Elbereth “Star Queen” (Ety/EL, Ety/BARATH), which appeared in the narratives starting with the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (RS/68).

Before giving this name to Varda, Tolkien used the name Ilk. Elbereth for the youngest child of Dior (Ety/BER), but he changed that name to Elrûn (later S. Elurín). Tolkien also used the name N. Elbereth² for one of the sons of Elrond before renaming him S. Elrohir (WR/297).

Sindarin [LBI/Elbereth.001; Let/278.1805; Let/282.4204; LotR/0238.0302; LotR/0729.3802; LotRI/Elbereth.001; MR/387.2701; MR/388.2604; MRI/Elbereth.001; PE17/022.0102; PE17/022.2813; PE17/023.1613; PE17/023.3110; PM/358.1807; PMI/Elbereth.001; RGEO/61.5901; RGEO/63.0302; RGEO/64.0202; RGEO/64.1302; RGEO/65.1409; RGEO/66.0901; SI/Elbereth.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

a tiro nin, fanuilos

o guard me, Elbereth
Sindarin [Let/278.2905; LotR/0729.4100; PE17/021.2203; PE17/021.3603; PE17/094.3101; RGEO/64.15035; RGEO/64.3206] Group: Eldamo. Published by