Q. Eldamar loc. “Elvenhome”
The home of the Elves within Valinor (S/59). This name is a compound of Elda “Elf” and már “home”. As noted by Tolkien, it must have been a late compound, otherwise the more primitive form ✶-mbar of the second element would have been preserved as **Eldambar (PE17/106).
Conceptual Development: This name dates back all the way to the earliest Lost Tales, where it had essentially the same form, meaning and etymology (LT1/19, LTA1/Eldamar).
References ✧ Let/204; LotRI; MR/176; MRI; PE17/20, 64, 106, 164; PMI; RC/217; S/59; SA/bar; SI/Eldamar, Elendë, Elvenhome; WJI
|Elda||“Elf, (lit.) one of the Star-folk”|
|már||“home, dwelling, habitation”||✧ PE17/106 (†már); PE17/106; PE17/164 (-mar); SA/bar|
ᴹQ. Eldamar loc. “Elvenhome”
References ✧ Ety/ELED; LR/222; LRI; SDI1/Eldamar; SMI/Eglamar, Eldamar; TII; WRI
|mar||“home, dwelling, house, habitation; earth”|
ᴱQ. Eldamar loc. “Elfhome, Elfland”
References ✧ GL/32; LBI/Eglamar, Eldamar; LT1A/Eldamar; LT1I; LT2I; PE15/71; PME/35; QL/35; VT40/8
|Elda||“Elf; beach-fay”||✧ LT1A/Eldamar; PE15/71; QL/35|
|mar¹||“house, home, dwelling (of men); -land, the Earth”||✧ LT1A/Eldamar|