Q. Eldacar m. “Elfhelm”
Conceptual Development: In the draft versions of The Lord of the Rings, ᴹQ. Eldakar was considered as a name for Aragorn’s father, where it was glossed “Elfhelm” (TI/366). An even earlier precursor of the name appears in The Etymologies: ᴹQ. Eldahar, where the second element is derived from the root ᴹ√KHAR “helmet” (EtyAC/KHAR).
References ✧ LotRI; PE17/114; PMI/Eldakar
|Elda||“Elf, (lit.) one of the Star-folk”|
|carma¹||“helm”||✧ PE17/114 (-kar)|
|✶Eldă-kāzā > Eldă-kār(ă) > Eldacar||[Eldakāsā] > [Eldakāzā] > [Eldakāza] > [Eldakaz] > [Eldakar]||✧ PE17/114|
ᴹQ. Eldakar m. “Elfhelm”
References ✧ TI/366; TII