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'''Salmar''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈsalmar]}}) made the [[Ulumúri]] for his lord [[Ulmo]], the great conches which produce the music of the sea.<ref>{{S|Days}}</ref>
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'''Salmar''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈsalmar]}}) was a [[Maia]]<ref>{{S|Index}}</ref> serving [[Ulmo]]. He made the [[Ulumúri]] for his master, the great conches which produce the music of the sea.<ref>{{S|Days}}</ref><ref group="note">Salmar is mentioned only once in the narrative and his nature as a Maia is given in the Index, but it is unknown whether that entry was written by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] or his son [[Christopher Tolkien]].</ref>
  
In the index of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' Salmar is described as a [[Maia]],<ref>{{S|Index}}</ref> but it is unknown whether that entry was written by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] or his son [[Christopher Tolkien]]. While there is no other text describing Salmar as one of the [[Maiar]] his status as a spirit who accompanied Ulmo but was not listed amongst the [[Valar]] would make that the logical conclusion.
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== Other versions of the legendarium ==
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In earlier conceptions of the legendarium Salmar is often called by the title '''Noldorin''', and sometimes '''Lirillo'''.<ref>{{LT1|Index}}</ref>
  
== Other Versions of the legendarium ==
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==Etymology==
In earlier conceptions of the legendarium (see: ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'') Salmar is often called by the title '''Noldorin''', and sometimes '''Lirillo''', and was envisioned as a [[Valar|Vala]] in the service of [[Aulë]].
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The [[Quenya|Q(u)enya]] name ''Salmar'' is derived from ''salma'' ("lyre, small harp"). ''Lirillo'' is a [[Qenya]] name meaning "Valu of the Song" (containing either ''glîr'' "a song, poem" or ''lir-'' "sing" + masculine ending ''-illo'').<ref>{{PE|14}}, p. 13 (footnote 10)</ref>
  
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Latest revision as of 19:32, 10 January 2014

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Salmar
Maia
Biographical Information
AffiliationUlmo
Physical Description
GenderMale

Salmar (Q, pron. [ˈsalmar]) was a Maia[1] serving Ulmo. He made the Ulumúri for his master, the great conches which produce the music of the sea.[2][note 1]

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[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In earlier conceptions of the legendarium Salmar is often called by the title Noldorin, and sometimes Lirillo.[3]

[edit] Etymology

The Q(u)enya name Salmar is derived from salma ("lyre, small harp"). Lirillo is a Qenya name meaning "Valu of the Song" (containing either glîr "a song, poem" or lir- "sing" + masculine ending -illo).[4]

Notes

  1. Salmar is mentioned only once in the narrative and his nature as a Maia is given in the Index, but it is unknown whether that entry was written by J.R.R. Tolkien or his son Christopher Tolkien.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Beginning of Days"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Index
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Qenya and The Valmaric Script", in Parma Eldalamberon XIV (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 13 (footnote 10)


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