Q. Menelmacar pn. “Swordsman of the Sky”

Q. Menelmacar, pn. “Swordsman of the Sky”

A name of the constellation Orion, also called Telumehtar (LotR/1038). This name is a compound of menel “the heavens” and macar “swordsman”, and was translated “Swordsman of the Sky” (MR/71).

Conceptual Development: In the Early Quenya from the 1920s, another name for Orion was ᴱQ. Taimordo (QL/62), though in the narratives he appeared as ᴱQ. Telimektar (LT1/101), precursor to Q. Telumehtar. In the “Quendi and Eldar” essay from 1959-60, there is a variant form of this name: Q. Menelmacil “*Sword of the Sky”.

References ✧ LotR/1113; MR/71; MRI/Menelmakar, Menelvagor; PMI/Menelmakar; SA/menel; SI

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menel “the heavens, firmament, sky” ✧ MR/71; SA/menel
macar “swordsman; †forger” ✧ MR/71 (makar)

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ᴱQ. Taimordo pn. “*Sky-warrior”

Another name for the constellation Telimektar appearing in the Qenya and Gnomish Lexicons from the 1910s (QL/62, 88; GL/29, 58), a compound of taime “sky” and mordo “warrior”.

References ✧ GL/29, 58; LT1A/Telimektar; LT2A/Taimonto; LT2I/Taimonto; QL/62, 88

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taime “sky” ✧ LT1A/Telimektar; QL/88
mordo “warrior, hero” ✧ LT1A/Telimektar; QL/62

Cognates


Q. Menelmacil pn. “*Sword of the Sky”

A variant form of the name for Orion: Menelmacar (WJ/411). It seems to be a compound of menel “the heavens” and macil “sword”, so meaning “*Sword of the Sky”.

References ✧ WJ/411; WJI/Menelmakil

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menel “the heavens, firmament, sky” ✧ WJ/411
macil “sword, forged sword blade, cutting sword”