ᴱQ. Ilverin m. “Littleheart”
Qenya name of the “Gong Warden” of Cottage of the Lost Play (LT1/52), a character that does not appear in Tolkien’s later writings.
Conceptual Development: The name first appeared as ᴱQ. Elwenil(do), a diminutive form of ᴱQ. elwen “heart” (LT1A/Ilverin, LT2/202), a word appearing in the Qenya Lexicon from the 1910s (QL/35, 52). Tolkien apparently revised its etymology, but the revised form of its initial element does not appear, though its Gnomish equivalent does: G. ilf (GL/50).
References ✧ GL/50; LT1A/Ilverin; LT1I; LT2I/Elwenildo, Ilverin
ᴱQ. Elwenil(do) m. “Littleheart”
See ᴱQ. Ilverin for further discussion.
References ✧ GL/32; LT1A/Ilverin; LT1I/Ilverin; LT2/202; LT2I/Elbenil, Elwenil, Elwenildo, Ilverin; PE15/29
|elwen||“heart”||✧ LT1A/Ilverin; LT2/202 (Elben)|