Quenya 

Eldacar

elfhelm

Eldacar masc. name, *"Elfhelm". Compare carma "helmet". (Appendix A)

eldacar

masculine name. Elfhelm

The name of the 4th king of Arnor and the 21st kings of Gondor (LotR/1038), it is a compound of Elda “Elf” and the suffixal form -car of carma “helm”.

Conceptual Development: In the draft versions of The Lord of the Rings, ᴹQ. Eldakar was considered as a name for Aragorn’s father, where it was glossed “Elfhelm” (TI/366). An even earlier precursor of the name appears in The Etymologies: ᴹQ. Eldahar, where the second element is derived from the root ᴹ√KHAR “helmet” (EtyAC/KHAR).

Derivations

Elements

WordGloss
Elda“Elf, (lit.) one of the Star-folk”
carma“helm”

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
Eldă-kāzā > Eldă-kār(ă) > Eldacar[Eldakāsā] > [Eldakāzā] > [Eldakāza] > [Eldakaz] > [Eldakar]✧ PE17/114

Variations

  • Eldakar ✧ PMI/Eldakar
Quenya [LotRI/Eldacar; PE17/114; PMI/Eldakar] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Hallacar

tall helmet

Hallacar masc. name, apparently "tall helmet": halla + car (cf. Eldacar for the latter element) (UT:210)

carma

helm

carma (2) noun "helm" (helmet) in Carma-cundo ("k") "Helm-guardian" (PM:260). Notice that in PE17:114, Tolkien indicated that he rather wanted carma to mean "tool" or "weapon", leaving the status of carma "helmet" uncertain. Possibly shortened to -car in the names Eldacar (Elfhelm?), Hallacar (Tall-helm?) Cf. also cassa in Etym.

carma

noun. helm

Derivations

  • kasma “?helm” ✧ PE17/114; PE17/114; PE17/114
    • KAS “head” ✧ PE17/114

Element in

Elements

WordGloss
cas“head, head, [ᴱQ.] top, summit”

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
kāsā > -kar[-kasā] > [-kazā] > [-kaza] > [-kaz] > [-kar]✧ PE17/114
-kāsă > -kas[-kasa] > [-kas]✧ PE17/114
kasma > kazma > karma[kasma] > [kazma] > [karma]✧ PE17/114

Variations

  • karma ✧ PE17/114
  • Karma ✧ PM/260
Quenya [PE17/114; PM/260] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Sindarin 

thôl

noun. helm

Sindarin [S/438] Group: SINDICT. Published by

thôl

helm

thôl (construct thol, pl. thŷl, coll. pl. ?tholath)


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Rohirric

helm

masculine name. Helm

Rohirric [LotRI/Helm; PMI/Helm; UTI/Helm; WRI/Helm] Group: Eldamo. Published by

elfhelm

masculine name. Elfhelm

Rohirric [LotRI/Elfhelm; SDI1/Elfhelm; WRI/Elfhelm] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya 

eldakar

masculine name. Elfhelm

An early name for Arathorn (TI/366). See Q. Eldacar for its later development.

Elements

WordGloss
Elda“Elf”
kár“head”
Qenya [TI/366; TII/Eldakar] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Early Quenya

tolma

noun. helm

Derivations

  • ᴱ√TOLO “*stick up”
    • ᴱ√TOŁᵂO “[unglossed]” ✧ PE12/016

Element in

Early Quenya [PE14/046] Group: Eldamo. Published by