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Valimar place-name "Vali-home" (Vali = Valar), the city of the Valar in Valinor, also in shorter form Valmar. Cf. the Silmarillion: "the city of Valimar where all is glad" (Valaquenta); "in the midst of the plain beyond the mountains they [the Valar] built their city, Valmar of many bells" (chapter 1). In Namárië, the word Valimar is used = Valinor, since Valimar was its chief city (Nam, RGEO:67)


place name. Dwelling of the Valar

City of the Valar within Aman (S/38), a compound of Vali, an archaic plural of Vala, and már “home” (SA/val, bar). It also appeared in the shorter form Valmar, which was used more frequently in The Silmarillion. The long form Valimar was used in Galadriel’s Namárië poem (LotR/377), where it was equated to the whole of the land of Valinórë.

Conceptual Development: The name ᴱQ. Valmar appears in the earliest Lost Tales with essentially the same form and meaning (LT1/74), and ᴹQ. Valmar appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/12, 80; LR/111, 209). The form ᴹQ. Valimar first appeared in drafts of the Namárië poem from the 1940s (TI/285).

Element in


Vala“(Angelic) Power, ‘God’, Authority, (Angelic) Power, Authority, God”
már“home, dwelling, habitation, home, dwelling, habitation; [ᴹQ.] house; earth”


  • Valmar ✧ MRI/Valmar; PE17/107; PMI/Valmar; RGEO/62; SI/Valmar; UTI/Valmar
  • Vali-mar ✧ PE17/064
  • Válimàr ✧ RGEO/58; RGEO/58
  • Val(i)mar ✧ SA/bar; SA/val
Quenya [LotR/0377; LotR/0378; LotRI/Valimar; MRI/Valmar; PE17/064; PE17/074; PE17/106; PE17/107; PMI/Valmar; RGEO/58; RGEO/59; RGEO/62; SA/bar; SA/val; SI/Valimar; SI/Valmar; UTI/Valmar] Group: Eldamo. Published by



Valmar alternative form of Valimar, q.v. (Silm)


home, house, dwelling

már (mar-) (2) noun "home, house, dwelling" (also "house" in the sense of family as in Mardil, q.v.). See mar above for references. In Mar-nu-Falmar, Mardil, and as final element in Eldamar, Fanyamar, Valimar, Vinyamar..



mélamar noun "home", Exilic Quenya word of emotional sense: place of ones birth or the familiar places from which one has been separated (PE17:109). Mélamarimma noun "Our Home", an expression used by Exilic Noldor for Aman.

sí vanwa ná, rómello vanwa, valimar!

now lost is, [to one] from the East lost, Valimar!

The 15th phrase in the prose Namárië, which is essentially the same as its poetic version, differing only in its more literal translation. The phrase still seems somewhat poetic. In most (but not all) cases, the Quenya verb ná- “to be” appears at the end of the phrase. Hypothetically, a more “normal” rendering might be:

> ✱sí Valimar vanwa Rómello ná “now Valimar lost from-the-East is

Element in


  • Sī vanwa nā, Rōmello vanwa, Valimar! ✧ RGEO/59



The name Valmar means "dwelling of the Valar" (from Vala and mar = "dwelling").

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