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Ómar

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Ómar
Vala
Maivolchica - Ómar Amillo.jpg
"Ómar Amillo" by Maivolchica
Biographical Information
Other namesAmillo
LocationValinor
LanguageKnows all languages
Family
SiblingsSalmar
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Ómar

Ómar, also called Amillo, was a Vala who only appeared in the earliest version of the legendarium, The Book of Lost Tales. He was considered to be the youngest of all the Valar, and was the last of them to come into the world, singing songs as he entered.[1] Ómar knew all languages[2] and all songs. In Valmar he would sing to the harp-playing of his brother, Salmar, and his voice was the best of all voices.[3] From Ómar and Manwë the Teleri[note 1] learned much of poetry and song.[4]

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[edit] Etymology

Ómar and Amillo are Qenya names. The former is related to Qenya ōma "voice", while the latter is glossed as "one of the Happy Folk; Hilary", where Hilary derives from Latin hilaris "cheerful".

The Gnomish equivalents of his names are Ûmor and Gamlos (likely meaning "one who shouts with joy").[5]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmar
 
ÓMAR
 


Notes

  1. In the Book of Lost Tales, the name Teleri refers to the group of Elves that would later be called the Vanyar in the published Silmarillion.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "III. The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor", p. 67
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "II. The Music of the Ainur", p. 47
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "III. The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor", p. 75
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "V. The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kôr", p. 123
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Qenya and The Valmaric Script", in Parma Eldalamberon XIV (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 13