Q. Nerdanel f.
The wife of Fëanor (S/64; PM/353, 368). The meaning of this name is obscure, though the initial element might be nér “man” referring to her masculine strength of will. This element also appears in Nerwen, the mother-name of her niece Galadriel.
Conceptual Development: Her name was first written as (rejected) Istarnië (MR/273).
References ✧ MR/273; MRI; PMI; SI; SMI
|nér||“man, male person”|
Q. Istarnië f.
References ✧ MR/273; MRI/Nerdanel