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Almaren

blessedness

Almaren place-name, the first abode of the Valar in Arda, apparently related to almarë "blessedness" (Silm, LR:357)

almaren

place name. Almaren

An island in a lake at the center of Arda where the Valar dwelled when they first came to the world (S/35). The mean of this name is unclear, but it is similar in form and perhaps in meaning to (ᴹQ.) almare “blessedness”. It could be derived from the roots √AL(A) “blessed” or √GAL “thrive”.

Conceptual Development: Tolkien considered several other names for the island, Eccuilë >> Eremar >> Almar, but quickly settled on Almaren (MR/22-23).

Changes

  • EccuilëEremar ✧ MR/023
  • EremarAlmar ✧ MR/023
  • AlmarAlmaren ✧ MR/023

Elements

WordGloss
almare“blessedness, blessings, good fortune, bliss”

Variations

  • Eccuilë ✧ MR/022 (Eccuilë); MRI/Almaren (Eccuilë)
  • Eremar ✧ MR/023 (Eremar); MRI/Almaren (Eremar)
  • Almar ✧ MR/023 (Almar); MRI/Almaren (Almar)
Quenya [LT1I/Almaren; MR/022; MR/023; MRI/Almaren; RSI/Almaren; SI/Almaren; SMI/Almaren] Group: Eldamo. Published by

almarë

blessedness, 'blessings', good fortune, bliss

almarë noun "blessedness, 'blessings', good fortune, bliss". In deleted entries in Etym, the glosses provided were "blessedness, prosperity, bliss" (GALA, VT45:5, 14)

Almáriel

blessedness

Almáriel fem. name, apparently containing almarë "blessedness" (GALA, VT45:5, 14)

almië

blessedness, 'blessings', good fortune, bliss

almië noun "blessedness, 'blessings', good fortune, bliss". In deleted entries in Etym, the glosses were "blessedness, prosperity, bliss" (GALA, VT45:5, 14)

vald-

blessedness, happiness

vald- noun "blessedness, happiness" (LT1:272 a final vowel would seem to be required). See valin regarding the dubious conceptual validity of this and related words.