Q. Valimar loc. “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).
References ✧ LotR/377-378; LotRI; MRI/Valmar; PE17/64, 74, 106-107; PMI/Valmar; RGEO/58-59, 62; SA/bar, val; SI/Valimar, Valmar; UTI/Valmar
|Vala||“(Angelic) Power, ‘God’, Authority”||plural||✧ PE17/74 (†Vali); SA/val (val-)|
|már||“home, dwelling, habitation”||✧ PE17/106 (†már); SA/bar|
ᴹQ. Valmar loc. “City of the Gods”
References ✧ LRI; SDI2/Valimar; SMI; TII/Valimar
|mar||“home, dwelling, house, habitation; earth”|
ᴱQ. Valmar loc. “House or City of the Gods”
References ✧ LBI; LT1I; LT2I; PE15/8, 73
|mar¹||“house, home, dwelling (of men); -land, the Earth”|