Q. Quenta Silmarillion pn. “History of the Silmarils”
Conceptual Development: In the early 1930s, the original Quenya title of the cycle of tales that eventually became The Silmarillion was ᴹQ. Qenta Noldorinwa (SM/77). In the mid-30s, Tolkien introduced the name ᴹQ. Qenta Silmarillion which became the full title of the tales, while Quenta Noldorinwa became an alternate title (LR/202).
References ✧ PMI/Quenta Silmarillion; S/33; SI/Quenta Silmarillion
|quenta||“story, narrative, account, history”||✧ S/33|
|Silmaril||“Great Jewel”||genitive plural||✧ S/33 (Silmarillion)|
ᴹQ. Qenta Silmarillion pn. “History of the Silmarils”
References ✧ LR/202, 204; MRI/Pennas Silevril; TII/Quenta