Q. Návatar m. “*Dwarf-father”

Q. Návatar, m. “*Dwarf-father”

A name for Aulë as father of the dwarves (PM/391). The second element is clearly atar¹ “father”, but the meaning of the initial element is more difficult to determine. It might be a prefixal form Nau- of nauco “Dwarf”, or it could the word náva¹ “hollow” associated with Dwarves via the name Návarot.

References ✧ PM/391; PMI


#náva¹? “hollow”
atar¹ “father”