estëfeminine name. Repose, Rest, Rest, Repose, Peace
The Valië of peace and healing (S/28), spouse of Irmo (Lórien). Her name is variously translated as “Rest” (SI/Estë, Ety/EZDĒ), “Repose” (WJ/403) and “Peace” (PE19/91). In Quenya, the word Estë is only used for the name of this Valië (WJ/404). A more ordinary word for “rest, repose, peace” is sérë (VT44/35, Ety/SED). Both the name and the word are derived from the same root √SED (Ety/SED, WJ/403). The name is derived from the primitive form ✶ezdē (PE19/091-2, WJ/403).
Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, Lórien had no wife (LT1/66). ᴹQ. Este first appeared in the initial drafts of the Annals of Beleriand (SM/263), and the derivation of her name first appeared in The Etymologies (Ety/SED).
ser- vb. "rest" (1st pers. aorist serin "I rest"); pa.t. probably *sendë since the R of ser- was originally D (cf. stem SED; compare rer- pa.t. rendë from RED concerning the past tense)
Peace, name of wife of Lórien
Estë fem. name "Repose, Rest" _(WJ:403, EZDĒ, SED), only used as name of a Valië (WJ:404)_
ser-verb. to rest
rista (2) noun "cut" (RIS), cf. #1 above.
erdë (3) noun "repose" (marked by Tolkien with an "X", perhaps indicating that he considered dropping this form to eliminate homophones)(VT46:12). Compare sérë.
rainë noun "peace" (VT44:34-35)
rissë noun? The word is not clearly glossed but apparently means "cut" or "cleft" (ravine), the cognate of the final element of Imladris, Sindarin name of Rivendell. (PE17:87)
sérërest, repose, peace
sérë noun "rest, repose, peace" (SED, VT44:35); see under úyë concerning the sentence úyë sérë indo-ninya símen in Fíriel's Song
quildëquiet, rest, hush
quildë, quillë noun "quiet, rest, hush" (GL:23, QL:78)
har-verb. dwell, abide, reside permanently
quildaquiet, hushed, still
quilda adj. "quiet, hushed, still" (QL:78)
ser-verb. rest,repose;stay, tarry, be at the moment
sívë (2) noun "peace" (VT44:35)
* ruënoun. stillness, *steadiness, tranquility, rest, remaining, steadfastness
* sérënoun. peace, [ᴹQ.] rest, repose
* quildenoun. quiet, rest, hush
@@@ of the two EQ. forms, this one is most consistent with the Q. syncope
* quilda-verb. to stay quiet, be quiet, rest