Q. Almaren loc.

Q. Almaren, loc.

An island in a lake at the center of Arda where the Valar dwelled when they first came to the world (S/35). The mean of this name is unclear, but it is similar in form and perhaps in meaning to (ᴹQ.) almare “blessedness”. It could be derived from the roots √AL(A) “blessed” or √GAL² “thrive”.

Conceptual Development: Tolkien considered several other names for the island, Eccuilë >> Eremar >> Almar, but quickly settled on Almaren (MR/22-23).

References ✧ LT1I; MR/22-23; MRI; RSI; SI; SMI




ᴹQ. almare “blessedness, blessings, good fortune, bliss”