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”
|mar(da)||“house, dwelling, residence, mansion, a thing or place dwelt in, home”|
|✶mbartanō > Martamo||[mbartanō] > [martanō] > [martano]||✧ LT1A/Talka Marda|
ᴹQ. Martan(o) m. “Earth-smith, Earthbuilder”
References ✧ Ety/GAWA, MBAR, TAN
|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|
ᴱQ. Talka Marda m. “Smith of the World”
References ✧ GL/18; LT1/180; LT1A/Eldamar, Talka Marda; LT1I/Talkamarda; PE13/138; PE15/8