Q. †Eldo pn. “one of the Marchers”
An archaic variant of Elda “Elf” meaning “Marcher”, as in “those who marched to Valinor”. It was derived from the root √DEL¹ “walk, travel” by inversion of its letters: ✶edelō > eledo > Eldo (WJ/363). It fell out of use in Quenya and was replaced (blended with) Elda (WJ/374), but it survived in Sindarin as the primary word for Elf: S. Edhel (WJ/364).
References ✧ WJ/363, 374; WJI/Eldar
|Eldor||plural||✧ WJ/374; WJI/Eldar|
|✶edelō > eledo > †Eldo||[edelō] ? [eledō] > [eldō] > [eldo]||✧ WJ/363|