ᴱQ. Nielíqi f.
A daughter of Orome and Vána in the earliest Lost Tales (LT1/93), her name seems to be a combination of the roots ᴱ√NYEHE “weep” and ᴱ√LIQI “water”, as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Nielíqui). Her name also appeared as Nielikki or Nyelikki (QL/69, MC/215).
Conceptual Development: This name appeared in a diminutive form Nielikkilis “little Nielikki” in the poem Nieninque from the late 1920s. The diminutive form Nielikkilis reappeared in a later version of the poem from the mid-1950s, but it seems unlikely that this character was a part of Tolkien’s later conception of his legendarium.
References ✧ LT1A/Nielíqui; LT1I/Nielíqui; MC/215; PE14/15; PE16/90, 92; PME/69; QL/69
|Nielikkilis||diminutive||“little Niéle”||✧ MC/215|
|Nielikkilis||diminutive||“little Nielikki”||✧ PE16/90|
|Nielikkilis||diminutive||“little Niele”||✧ PE16/92|
|ᴱ√LIQI||“flow, water; clear, transparent”||✧ LT1A/Nielíqui|