Q. Ninquelótë pn. “White Blossom”

Q. Ninquelótë, pn. “White Blossom”

A name for Telperion (S/38). It is a compound of ninquë “white” and lótë “flower” (SA/min, loth).

Conceptual Development: The name ᴹQ. Ninquelóte also appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/209) and Lord of the Rings drafts (SD/58).

References ✧ MRI; S/38; SA/loth, nim; SI/Nimloth¹, Ninquelótë




ninquë “white; chill, cold; pallid” ✧ SA/nim
lótë “flower, single blossom” ✧ SA/loth


ᴹQ. Ninqelóte pn. “Pale Blossom”

Another name for Silpion appearing in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/209, SD/58), a compound of ninqe “white” and lóte “flower”. This name appeared in the texts as Ninquelóte (with a qu), but this entry uses Ninqelóte (with a q) for this entry to be more consistent with the spelling conventions of this period. At this stage the name was unglossed, but probably had the same meaning as its Noldorin cognate N. Nimloth “Pale Blossom”.

See Q. Ninquelótë for further discussion.

References ✧ LR/209; LRI/Ninquelótë; SD/58; SDI1/Ninquelótë



ninqe “white”
lóte “(large single) flower”