Q. Naltariel (Naltariell-) [ñ] f. “Galadriel”

Q. Naltariel (Naltariell-) [ñ], f. “Galadriel”

What the Quenya name of Altáriel (S. Galadriel) would have been if it had been coined in Quenya instead of adapted from Telerin (PM/347). This name is a compound of nalta “radiance, glittering reflection” and riel(lë) “garlanded maiden”. See S. Galadriel and ✶Ñ(g)alatā-rigelle for further discussion.

References ✧ PE17/59-60; PM/347

Variations

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Elements

nalta “radiance, glittering reflection” ✧ PM/347 (ñalta)
riel(lë) “garlanded maiden, maiden crowned with a festive garland” ✧ PM/347 (-ríel)
ñaldā “gleaming sheen” ✧ PE17/59
RIG “wreath, twine; garland, crown” ✧ PE17/59

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Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ñgal(a)tā-rig-el- > Ñaltariel [ŋgalatārīgel] > [ŋgaltārīgel] > [ŋgaltārīɣel] > [ŋaltārīɣel] > [ŋaltāriel] > [naltāriel] ✧ PE17/60