S. Nimloth pn. “White Blossom, Pale Blossom”
The white tree of Númenor (LotR/971, S/59), translated “White Blossom” (SI/Nimloth) or “Pale Blossom” (MR/155). It was also the name of the mother of Elwing, wife of Dior (S/234). This name is a combination of nim “white” and loth “flower” (SA/nim, loth).
Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, N. Nimloth “Pale Blossom” appeared as a Noldorin name for Silpion (LR/210), and in The Etymologies had essentially the same derivation as given above (Ety/LOT(H)).
References ✧ LotRI/Nimloth, White Tree; MR/155; MRI; PMI; SA/loth, nim; SI/Nimloth¹, Nimloth², Ninquelótë; UTI; WJI
|loth||“flower, single blossom; inflorescence, head of small flowers”||✧ SA/loth|
N. Nimloth pn. “Pale Blossom”
References ✧ Ety/LOT(H); LR/210; LRI; SD/58; SDI1/Nimloth, Ninquelótë; SDI2/Nimloth
|ᴹ√NIK(W)||“*snow; white”||✧ Ety/LOT(H) (NIK-W)|