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Ómar

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Ómar, also called Amillo,[1] was a Vala who knew all languages.[2] He was considered to be the youngest of all the Valar.[1]

Ómar only appeared in the earliest version of the legendarium, The Book of Lost Tales.

[edit] Etymology

Ómar and Amillo are Qenya names. The former (Ûmor in Gnomish) is related to Qenya ōma "voice", while the latter is glossed as "one of the Happy Folk; Hilary", where Hilary derives from Latin hilaris "cheerful". The Gnomish equivalent of Amillo is Gamlos (likely meaning "one who shouts with joy").[3]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor", p. 67
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Music of the Ainur"p. 47
  3. 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