Q. Ilmarë f.
Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, she was called ᴱQ. Erinti and was the daughter of Varda and Manwë (LT1/58). This name also appeared in the Qenya Lexicon from the 1910s, but without any clear etymology (QL/36).
The later form of her name Ilmar(ë) first appeared in the Ainulindalë drafts from the 1930s, still as Varda’s daughter (LR/162, 165). In The Etymologies, the name ᴹQ. Ilmare was a derivative of ᴹ√GIL along side ᴹQ. Ilma “Starlight” (Ety/GIL); this entry is the source for the etymology given above. In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, she became Varda’s handmaiden rather than daughter (MR/147).
References ✧ LT1/62; LT1I; MRI; PMI; SA/ilm; SI
|*Ilma||“Starlight”||✧ SA/ilm (ilm-)|
ᴹQ. Ilmare f.
References ✧ Ety/GIL; LR/165, 205; LRI/Erinti, Ilmarë
|Ilma||“Starlight”||✧ Ety/GIL; LR/205|
ᴱQ. Erinti f.
References ✧ LR/165; LRI; LT1/62; LT1A/Erinti; LT1I; PE14/15; PME/36, 39; QL/36