Q. Atalantë pn. “Downfall(en)”
A Quenya name of Númenor after its fall into the sea (S/281), it is simply the noun atalantë “collapse, downfall” used as a name (MC/223).
Conceptual Development: The name ᴹQ. Atalante appeared in the earliest tales of the fall of Númenor (LR/11, 25), usually in this form though at least once appearing as Atalantie (Let/347). Its resemblance to the name Atlantis was intentional (Let/347), created as part of the background for Tolkien’s (unfinished) time-travel story about Atlantis: “The Lost Road” (LR/36-104).
References ✧ Let/347; LRI; PM/158; PMI; S/281; SI/Akallabêth, Atalantë
ᴹQ. Atalante pn. “Downfall(en)”
References ✧ Ety/DAT, TALÁT; LR/11, 14, 25, 47; LRI/Atalantë; PE18/35; SD/247, 249, 310, 375; SDI2/Akallabêth, Atalante
|atalta-||“to collapse, fall in, fall down, slip down in ruin”|
|lanta-||“to fall”||✧ Ety/DAT; Ety/TALÁT|
|ᴹ√TALAT||“to slope, lean, tip, topple over, slip down, incline”||✧ Ety/TALÁT (TALÁT)|
|ᴹ√DAT||“fall down”||✧ Ety/TALÁT (LANT)|
|talta-||“to slip (down), fall, slide down, slope”||✧ Ety/TALÁT; PE18/35 (talante)|