Q. Alqualondë loc. “Haven of the Swans”

Q. Alqualondë, loc. “Haven of the Swans”

The chief city of the Teleri in Valinor (S/61). It is a compound of alqua “swan” and londë “haven” (SA/alqua, londë).

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, this city was called ᴱQ. Kópas Alqalunte(n) “Haven of the Swanships” (LT/164), but this was changed to ᴹQ. Alqalonde in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/265), which remained the city’s name in all later versions of the tales.

References ✧ LBI; LT1I; MRI; PMI; S/61; SA/alqua, londë; SI/Alqualondë, Havens, Swanhaven; UT/265; UTI; WJI

Glosses

Elements

alqua “swan” ✧ SA/alqua; UT/265
londë “(land-locked) haven” ✧ SA/londë

ᴹQ. Alqalonde loc. “Swan-haven”

See Q. Alqualondë for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/ÁLAK, KHOP, LOD; EtyAC/LOD; LR/113, 224, 326; LRI/Alqualondë; SM/265; SMI/Alflon, Alqualondë; TII/Alqualondë

Glosses

Variations

Changes

Elements

alqa “swan” ✧ Ety/ÁLAK
londe “road (in sea), fairway, entrance to harbour; gulf” ✧ Ety/LOD
ᴹ√LOD “*pass, path” ✧ Ety/ÁLAK

Cognates


ᴱQ. Kópas Alqalunte(n) loc. “Haven of the Swanships”

Earliest name of the swan have of the Sea Elves, appearing both with (LT1/164) and without (LT2/82) the genitive suffix -n¹.

See Q. Alqualondë for further discussion.

References ✧ LBI/Cópas Alqalunten; LT1/164; LT1I/Kópas Alqaluntë; LT2A/Cópas Alqalunten; LT2I/Cópas Alqalunten; SMI/Kópas Alqaluntë; TII/Kópas Alqaluntë

Glosses

Variations

Elements

Kópas “Haven” ✧ LT1A/Kópas
Alqalunte “Swanship” genitive ✧ LT2A/Cópas Alqalunten (Alqalunten)