Q. Súlimo [þ] m. “Lord of the Breath of Arda, (lit.) Breather”
A title of Manwë as the Vala of Winds, glossed “Lord of the Breath of Arda” in The Silmarillion (S/26) and translated “Breather” in linguistic notes from the 1950s (PE21/85). This name is a compound of súlë (þúle) “spirit; breath”, and the agental suffix -mo, but was also influenced by ✶sūli “wind” (NM/237).
Conceptual Development: This name dates back to the earliest Lost Tales (LT1/52), and ᴱQ. Súlimo appeared in the Qenya Lexicon from the 1910s as a personalized form of ᴱQ. súlime “wind” (QL/86, LT1A/Súlimo). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, Tolkien gave a new etymology of ᴹQ. Súlimo, deriving it from ᴹQ. súle “breath” (Ety/THŪ).
Tolkien continued to use similar derivations in his later writings, where Q. Súlimo appeared as a derivative of the related roots √THŪ or √SŪ, as a blending of more archaic Thūrimo and Sūlimo (PE17/124; NM/237). See the entry on Q. súlë for a discussion of the relation between “breath” and “spirit” in Elvish thought.
References ✧ MRI; NM/237; PE17/124; PE21/85; S/26; SA/sûl; SI
|súlë||“breath; (movement of) spirit, emission of power (of will or desire)”|
|√THŪ||“blow, cause an air movement”||✧ NM/237; PE17/124|
|√SUR||“noise of wind”||✧ NM/237|
ᴹQ. Súlimo [þ] m. “surname of Manwë (wind-god)”
References ✧ Ety/THŪ; LRI
|súle||“breath; spirit”||✧ Ety/THŪ|
ᴱQ. Súlimo m. “Manwe”
References ✧ GL/18, 43, 67; LT1A/Súlimo; LT1I; LT2I/Manwë, Súlimo; PE13/104; PE14/12; QL/58, 86
|Súlimi||plural||“Manwë and Varda”||✧ LT1A/Súlimo|
|súlime||“wind”||✧ LT1A/Súlimo; QL/86 (sūlime)|