Q. Martamo m. “World-artificer”

Q. Martamo, m. “World-artificer”

A title for Aulë appearing in a very late note (LT1A/Talka Marda). The second element is clearly tamo “smith”, and the first element “World” may be either mar(da) or már. I consider the first of these to be more likely: see the entry for mar(da) for discussion.

Conceptual Development: An early form of this name appeared in the Lost Tales: ᴱQ. Talka Marda “Smith of the World” (LT1/180, LT1A/Talka Marda). The name appeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s as ᴹQ. Martan(o) “Earth-smith”, a compound of mar “Earth” and tano “smith” (Ety/MBAR, TAN). In notes from the 1950s, Tolkien revised tano >> tamo (PE17/107), which is probably the origin of the later form of this name.

Reference ✧ LT1A/Talka Marda ✧ “World-artificer”

Elements

mar(da) “house, dwelling, residence, mansion, a thing or place dwelt in, home”
tamo “smith, builder”

Cognates

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

mbartanō > Martamo [mbartanō] > [martanō] > [martano] ✧ LT1A/Talka Marda

ᴹQ. Martan(o) m. “Earth-smith, Earthbuilder”

See Q. Martamo for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/GAWA, MBAR, TAN

Glosses

Variations

Elements

mar “home, dwelling, house, habitation; earth” ✧ Ety/GAWA; Ety/MBAR; Ety/TAN
tano “craftsman, smith” ✧ Ety/TAN
ᴹ√TAN¹ “make, fashion” ✧ Ety/GAWA; Ety/MBAR

Cognates


ᴱQ. Talka Marda m. “Smith of the World”

See Q. Martamo for discussion.

References ✧ GL/18; LT1/180; LT1A/Eldamar, Talka Marda; LT1I/Talkamarda; PE13/138; PE15/8

Glosses

Variations

Elements

talka¹ “smith” ✧ LT1A/Eldamar
marda “world” ✧ LT1A/Eldamar

Cognates