Q. Valandil m. “Lover of the Valar”

Q. Valandil, m. “Lover of the Valar”

The first lord of Andúnië (LotR/1035) and the third king of Arnor (LotR/1038). This name is a compound of Vala and the suffix -(n)dil “-friend” (Let/386).

Conceptual Development: In the early stories of the Fall of Númenor, the name ᴹQ. Valandil was given to the brother or father of Elendil (LR/33, 60) and in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s it was sometimes used as the name of Elendil himself (RS/169, 270-1). In these early writings, this name was glossed “God-friend” (LR/60), and it also appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s under the root ᴹ√N(D)IL with the gloss “Godwine” (EtyAC/NIL).

References ✧ Let/386; LotRI; NM/16, 20; PE17/30; PMI; SI; UT/210; UTI



Vala “(Angelic) Power, ‘God’, Authority” ✧ Let/386
-(n)dil “-friend, -lover; devotion, disinterested love” ✧ Let/386 (ndil)
N(D)IL “to love (as a friend or equal), be devoted to” ✧ NM/16 (ndil); NM/20 (ndil)

ᴹQ. Valandil m. “God-friend”

See Q. Valandil for discussion.

References ✧ EtyAC/NIL; LR/60; LRI; PMI/Amandil; RS/169; RSI/Elendil, Valandil; SDI2/Valandil; TII





Valandili plural “Lovers of the Powers” ✧ SDI2/Valandil


-(n)dil “-friend” ✧ Ety/NIL (-dil)