Q. Isildur [þ] m. “*Servant of the Moon”
Conceptual Development: The earliest mention of this character named him ᴹQ. Árundil (SD/401). In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as (Noldorin?) Ithildor >> Isildor (RS/271), soon revised to ᴹQ. Isildur (RS/320). The name Isildur also appeared in a marginal note in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/NDŪ).
References ✧ LotR/1116; LotRI; PE17/28; PE21/86; PMI; RC/776; SA/sil; SI; UTI
|Isil||“Moon, (lit.) Sheen”||✧ SA/sil|
|-(n)dur||“servant; to serve”|
|✶-ndūr||“attend, tend”||✧ PE21/86|
ᴹQ. Isildur [þ] m.
References ✧ Ety/NDŪ; LRI; RS/271, 320; RSI; SD/401; SDI1/Isildur; SDI2/Isildur; TII; WRI
|Isil||“Moon, (lit.) Sheen”|
|-(n)dur||“*servant”||✧ Ety/NDŪ (-dûr)|