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”|