Q. Olórin m.
Gandalf’s name “in the west”, that is Aman (LotR/670). This name is derived from olor “dream, vision” (UT/396), though its exact meaning is unclear.
Conceptual Development: This name was first written ᴹQ. Olórion in Lord of the Rings drafts, but was quickly changed to its final form ᴹQ. Olórin (WR/153). It may be that Tolkien originally intended the name to mean “*Son of Dreams”.
References ✧ LotR/670; LotRI/Gandalf, Olórin; MRI; PE17/71, 88; PMI; SI; UT/396; UTI
|olor||“dream, vision”||✧ UT/396|
|√OLOR > Olórin||[olōrin]||✧ PE17/88|