Q. Estë f. “Rest, Repose, Peace”
The Valië of peace and healing (S/28), spouse of Irmo (Lórien). Her name is variously translated as “Rest” (SI/Estë, Ety/EZDĒ), “Repose” (WJ/403) and “Peace” (PE19/91). In Quenya, the word Estë is only used for the name of this Valië (WJ/404). A more ordinary word for “rest, repose, peace” is sérë (VT44/35, Ety/SED). Both the name and the word are derived from the same root √SED (Ety/SED, WJ/403). The name is derived from the primitive form ✶ezdē (PE19/091-2, WJ/403).
Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, Lórien had no wife (LT1/66). ᴹQ. Este first appeared in the initial drafts of the Annals of Beleriand (SM/263), and the derivation of her name first appeared in The Etymologies (Ety/SED).
References ✧ LT1I; MRI; PE19/91-92, 101; SI; WJ/403-404; WJI
|✶ezdē > Este||[ezdē] > [estē] > [este]||✧ PE19/91|
|✶Ezdē > Este||[ezdē] > [estē] > [este]||✧ PE19/92|
|✶ezdē > Este||[ezdē] > [estē] > [este]||✧ WJ/403|
ᴹQ. Este f. “rest”
References ✧ Ety/EZDĒ, SED; LRI/Estë; PE19/45; PE22/22, 50; SM/263; SMI/Estë
|ᴹ✶EZDĒ > Este||[ezdē] > [estē] > [este]||✧ Ety/EZDĒ|
|ᴹ✶EZDĒ > Este||[ezdē] > [estē] > [este]||✧ Ety/SED|
|ᴹ✶Ezdē > Este||[ezdē] > [estē] > [este]||✧ PE19/45|