Q. Valimar loc. “Dwelling of the Valar”

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

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Vala “(Angelic) Power, ‘God’, Authority” plural ✧ PE17/74 (†Vali); SA/val (val-)
már “home, dwelling, habitation” ✧ PE17/106 (†már); SA/bar

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ᴹQ. Valmar loc. “City of the Gods”

See Q. Valimar for discussion.

References ✧ LRI; SDI2/Valimar; SMI; TII/Valimar

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Vala “Power, God”
mar “home, dwelling, house, habitation; earth”

ᴱQ. Valmar loc. “House or City of the Gods”

See Q. Valimar for discussion.

References ✧ LBI; LT1I; LT2I; PE15/8, 73

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Vala “God”
mar¹ “house, home, dwelling (of men); -land, the Earth”