Quenya 


breaker up of the hard / tough

Poldor, Poldomo noun "breaker up of the hard / tough", Poldor- "land-breaker?", variant forms of Poldórëa, q.v., introduced at a time when Tolkien did not want the root POL to refer to strength or mightiness (PE17:181), cf. polda from an earlier source.


noun. physical strength, might
Quenya Group: Eldamo. Published by


masculine name. Valiant, Breaker up of the Hard/Tough
Quenya [MR/146.0305; MR/149.0102; MRI/Astaldo.006; MRI/Poldórëa.001; PE17/181.2605; PE17/181.2710; PE17/181.2711] Group: Eldamo. Published by


masculine name. Valiant

The sobriquet of Tulkas (S/28), a masculinized form of the adjective astalda “strong” (PE17/115).

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, the sobriquet of Tulkas was ᴱQ. Poldórea (LT1/79), which was the adjective ᴱQ. poldórea “muscular” used as a name (QL/75). The name ᴹQ. Poldórea still appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, variously glossed “Strong One” or “Valiant” (SM/79, LR/206). It appeared in The Etymologies as an adjectival form of ᴹQ. poldore “physical strength; might” from the root ᴹ√POL(OD) “physically strong” (Ety/POL).

In later writings, the name Q. Poldórëa appeared in Tolkien’s “Words, Phrases and Passages from The Lord of the Rings” from the 1950s, along with variants Poldor and Poldomo, where he considered a new meaning for this name as “breaker up of the hard/tough” with its second element coming from the root √DOR “hard” (PE17/181). Ultimately, though the name was changed to Astaldo in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s (MR/149).

Quenya [LT1/080.0103; LT1I/Astaldo.001; MR/149.0103; MRI/Astaldo.001; MRI/Poldórëa.007; S/028.4104; SI/Astaldo.001; SI/Tulkas.019] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Sindarin 


physical strength

(i dû, o thû) (muscle; sinew; vigour), pl. tui (i thui), coll. pl. túath

Noldorin 


name. Poldor
Noldorin [LRI/Poldor.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!

Primitive elvish


root. valiant
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya 


noun. physical strength, might
Qenya [PME/075.2503; QL/075.2301] Group: Eldamo. Published by


masculine name. poldor

A Númenórean appearing in “The Lost Road” story from the 1930s (LR/70, note #5). The language and meaning of his name are unclear, but it might be a variant of Poldórea.

Qenya [LRI/Poldor.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by


noun. physical strength, might
Qenya [Ety/POL.010] Group: Eldamo. Published by


adjective. valiant
Qenya [PE13/162.8105] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish


root. valiant
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/BER.001; Ety/BES.037] Group: Eldamo. Published by



adjective. valiant
Gnomish [GL/30.8801] Group: Eldamo. Published by