Q. Súlimo [þ] m. “Lord of the Breath of Arda, (lit.) Breather”

Q. Súlimo [þ], m. “Lord of the Breath of Arda, (lit.) Breather”

A title of Manwë as the Vala of Winds, glossed “Lord of the Breath of Arda” in The Silmarillion (S/26) and translated “Breather” in linguistic notes from the 1950s (PE21/85). This name is a compound of súlë (súli-) “spirit; breath”, and the agental suffix -mo.

Conceptual Development: This name dates back to the earliest Lost Tales (LT1/52), and ᴱQ. Súlimo appeared in the Qenya Lexicon from the 1910s as a personalized form of ᴱQ. súlime “wind” (QL/86, LT1A/Súlimo). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, Tolkien gave a new etymology of ᴹQ. Súlimo, deriving it from ᴹQ. súle “breath” (Ety/THŪ).

Tolkien continued to use this derivation in his later writings, where Q. Súlimo appeared as a derivative of the root √THŪ, along side an alternate (archaic?) form Thūrimo (PE17/124). See the entry on Q. súlë for a discussion of the relation between “breath” and “spirit” in Elvish thought.

References ✧ MRI; PE17/124; PE21/85; S/26; SA/sûl; SI

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Elements

súlë “spirit, emission of power (of will or desire); breath”
-mo “agental suffix”
THŪ “*puff, blow” ✧ PE17/124

Cognates


ᴹQ. Súlimo [þ] m. “surname of Manwë (wind-god)”

See Q. Súlimo for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/THŪ; LRI

Glosses

Elements

súle “breath; spirit” ✧ Ety/THŪ

ᴱQ. Súlimo m. “Manwe”

See Q. Súlimo for discussion.

References ✧ GL/18, 43, 67; LT1A/Súlimo; LT1I; LT2I/Manwë, Súlimo; PE13/104; PE14/12; QL/58, 86

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Súlimi plural “Manwë and Varda” ✧ LT1A/Súlimo

Elements

súlime “wind” ✧ LT1A/Súlimo; QL/86 (sūlime)

Cognates