ᴹQ. Nurufantur m. “Lord of Death-cloud”
A surname of Mandos as lord of the dead in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/207). In The Etymologies it was given as a compound of nuru “death” and Fantur “Lord of Cloud”, the latter of which also appeared in the surname of his brother, Olofantur (Ety/ÑGUR, SPAN).
Conceptual Development: The first form of this name in the earliest Lost Tales was ᴱQ. Vefántur “Fantur of Death”, where the initial element ᴱQ. Vê was another name of Mandos (LT1/76; QL/37, 100). In early Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s this became ᴹQ. Nefantur (SM/166) and finally Nurufantur (LR/207). This name disappeared from Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, but the term Q. Fëanturi was still used to collectively describe Mandos and Lórien.
References ✧ Ety/ÑGUR, SPAN; EtyAC/ÑGUR; LR/207; LRI/Nefantur, Nurufantur, Vefántur; MRI; UT/397; UTI
|nuru||“death”||✧ Ety/ÑGUR (ñuru)|
|Fantur||“Lord of Cloud”||✧ Ety/SPAN|
ᴹQ. Nefantur m.
References ✧ LR/207; LRI/Nefantur, Nurufantur, Vefántur; SM/166; SMI/Nefantur, Vefantur
|Fantur||“Lord of Cloud”|
ᴱQ. Vefántur m. “Fantur of Death”
References ✧ GL/18, 45; LRI; LT1A/Vefántur; LT1I/Fantur, Vefántur; LT2I; PE14/12; PMI; QL/37, 100; SM/166; SMI/Vefantur
|Vê||✧ LT1A/Vê; QL/100 (Vē)|
|Fantur||✧ LT1I/Fantur; QL/37; QL/100 (Fantor)|