el (from CE *eldā- connected or concerned with the stars) + roch (“horse”) + hîr (“master, lord”)
noun. elf-horse lord
masculine name. Elf-knight
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this character was first named N. Elbereth (WR/297). Earlier still, the name Ilk. Elbereth used as a name for a son of Dior (LR/147), but later S. Elbereth was reserved for the Sindarin name of Varda.