Q. Eönwë m.
The herald of Manwë (S/30) who was at the forefront of the forces of the Valar when they marched to Beleriand to overthrow Morgoth for the final time (S/251). The final element of this name is the suffix -wë common in ancient names, but the meaning of the initial element is unclear.
Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales he was named ᴱQ. Fionwe and was the son of Manwë and Varda (LT1/58), and in the Qenya Lexicon from the 1910s its initial element is given as ᴱQ. fion “son” (QL/38). This character ᴹQ. Fionwe still appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/205) but in The Etymologies the gloss of its initial element is difficult to read, and could be either “hawk” or “haste” (Ety/PHI, WEG); Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynne suggest that “hawk” is more likely (EtyAC/PHI). The character’s name and his relationship to Manwë did not change to that of Eonwë until Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s (MR/146).
References ✧ LT1/63; LT1I; MR/146; MRI; PMI/Eönwë, Fionwë; SI; UTI; WJI
|-wë||“ancient name suffix (usually but not always masculine)”|
ᴹQ. Fionwe m.
References ✧ Ety/PHI, WEG; LRI/Fionwë; MR/146; MRI/Eönwë, Fionwë; PMI/Eönwë, Fionwë; SDI2/Fionwë; SMI/Fionwë; TII/Fionwë; WJI/Eönwë, Fionwë
|fion||“?hawk or haste”||✧ Ety/PHI|
|-we²||“abstract suffix”||✧ Ety/WEG|
|ᴹ√WEG||“(manly) vigour”||✧ Ety/PHI|
ᴱQ. Fionwe m.
References ✧ GL/18, 20; LT1/63; LT1A/Fionwë; LT1I/Fionwë; LT2I/Fionwë; PE14/13; PME/38; QL/38
|fion||“son”||✧ LT1A/Fionwë; QL/38|