Q. Wilwarin (Wilwarind-) pn. “Butterfly”

Q. Wilwarin (Wilwarind-), pn. “Butterfly”

Name of a constellation (S/48) which is simply the word wilwarin “butterfly” used as a name (MC/223). It is unusual in that it begins with the letter [w], which in Quenya usually became [v], indicating it is probably of ancient origin. In one place (MR/166), Tolkien wrote this name as Vilvarin before changing it to Wilwarin. See the entry for wilwarin for further discussion.

References ✧ MR/166; MRI; SI

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wilwarin “butterfly”