Q. Nessa f. “she that has manlike valour or strength”

Q. Nessa, f. “she that has manlike valour or strength”

Spouse of Tulkas and one of the Valier (S/29). Her name was most likely an adaptation of her Valarin title (WJ/404), though some interpreted it as a development from ancient ✶Neresā meaning “she that has manlike valour or strength” (WJ/416).

Conceptual Development: Her name ᴱQ. Nessa had already appeared in the earliest Lost Tales (LT1/75), though its derivation and meaning at this early stage is unclear. In The Etymologies, the name ᴹQ. Nessa appeared as a derivative of the root ᴹ√NETH “young” (Ety/NETH). The derivation above did not appeared until the “Quendi and Eldar” essay from 1959-60.

References ✧ MRI; SI; WJ/404, 416; WJI

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neresā > Nessa [neresā] > [nersā] > [nersa] > [nessa] ✧ WJ/416

ᴹQ. Nessa f. “*Young”

See Q. Nessa for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/NETH, NĪ¹; LRI; SMI

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ᴹ√NETH > Nessa [nettʰa] ? [nessa] ✧ Ety/NETH

ᴱQ. Nessa f.

See Q. Nessa for discussion.

References ✧ LBI; LT1A/Nessa; LT1I; LT2I; PE14/14

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