The Adûnaic name for the Blessed Realm, home of the Valar (SD/388, SD/420). Its Quenya equivalent would be Aman, though Tolkien did not coin the Quenya name until a later conceptual stage of his legendarium. The Adûnaic word is derived from their name for the ruler of the Bless Realm: Amân (Manwë). Its literal meaning is “Manwë’s Land”. Conceptual Development: The first Adûnaic name for the Blessed Realm was Zen’namân (SD/385).
place name. Blessed Realm, (lit.) Land of Manwë
Word Gloss Amân “Manwë” thâni “land”
- Amātthāni ✧ SD/420
- Amāt-thāni/Amatthāni ✧ SD/435