Quenya 

voronwë

noun. steadfastness, loyalty, faith(fulness)

Variations

  • Voronwe ✧ PE17/115

Derivations

Element in

Quenya [PE17/115; UT/305; UT/317] Group: Eldamo. Published by

voronwë

masculine name. Steadfast, Faithful

An Elf of Gondolin who guided Tuor to that secret realm (S/239). This name was also the sobriquet of Mardil, the first ruling steward of Gondor, where it was translated “The Steadfast” (LotR/1039). This name could simply be the noun voronwë “steadfastness” used as a name (PE17/189), but it is likelier that its final element is the suffix -wë common in ancient names (PM/340), in which case its initial element is probably some form of the root ᴹ√BOR(ON) “endure” (Ety/BORÓN).

Conceptual Development: The name ᴱQ. Voronwe dates back to the earliest Lost Tales, where it was translated “Faithful” (LT2/156) and derived from the root ᴱ√VORO (QL/102). The name ᴹQ. Voronwe appeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s as a combination of the roots ᴹ√BOR(ON) “endure” and ᴹ√WEG (Ety/BORÓN). In the unfinished “Notion Club Papers” story from the 1940s, it was used as the name of a companion of Elendil, where it was translated “Steadfast, Faithful” (SD/290).

Variations

  • Voronwe ✧ PE17/189 (Voronwe); PE17/189; PE17/189

Cognates

  • S. Bronwe “*Endurance” ✧ PE17/189; PE17/189; WJI/Bronwë; WJI/Voronwë

Elements

WordGloss
BOR(ON)“endure”
-wë“ancient name suffix (usually but not always masculine)”
Quenya [LotR/1039; LotRI/Mardil; PE17/189; PE17/190; PM/340; PMI/Mardil; SI/Voronwë; UTI/Mardil; UTI/Voronwë; WJI/Bronwë; WJI/Voronwë] Group: Eldamo. Published by

voronwë

steadfastness, loyalty, faithfulness

voronwë noun "steadfastness, loyalty, faithfulness" (CO), also as masc. name Voronwë "the Faithful" (PM:340, BORÓN, LT1:250)

sorna

adjective. steadfast

Derivations

  • STOR “steadfast” ✧ PE17/113

Cognates

  • S. thorn “steadfast” ✧ PE17/113

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
THOR > thorna > sorna[tʰorna] > [θorna] > [sorna]✧ PE17/113

sorna

steadfast

sorna (þ) adj. "steadfast" (PE17:113)

astar

faith, loyalty (not belief)

astar noun "faith, loyalty (not belief)" (PE17:183). Not to be confused with the pl. form of asta #1.

sarta

steadfast, trusty, loyal

sarta adj. "steadfast, trusty, loyal" (PE17:183)