S. Manwe m.
The Sindarin name for Q. Manwë, simply a borrowing of his Quenya name (PE17/189-190, Ety/WEG).
Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, his name was G. Man or G. Manweg (GL/56), but in The Etymologies from the 1930s, Tolkien stated that the Noldor used the Qenya form of his name Manwe, and that his hypothetical Noldorin name **Manw [manu] was not used (Ety/WEG). In his “Words, Phrases and Passages from The Lord of the Rings” from the 1950s-60s, Tolkien coined a Sindarin variant of this name S. Menwi based on name-suffix -wi with the short [a] becoming [e] before [i], but both the suffix and this Sindarin name were rejected (PE17/189), likely restoring S. Manwe (PE17/190).
References ✧ PE17/189-190
|-we||“person, being, individual”||✧ PE17/189 (-wi); PE17/190 (-wē/wĕ)|
N. Manwe m.
References ✧ Ety/LEP, WEG; EtyAC/MAN
|Vanwa||soft-mutation old-genitive; m-mutation||✧ Ety/LEP|
|ᴹQ. -we²||“abstract suffix”||✧ Ety/WEG|
G. Man m.
References ✧ GL/18, 20, 43, 56, 68; LT1A/Manwë; PE13/104; PE15/26