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(a)ranya is a Quenya word meaning "free, [?uncontrolling]".[1]

[edit] Etymology

The word is a descendant form of Primitive Quendian (a)raniā,[note 1] deriving from root RAN.[1]

[edit] Cognates


  1. The "i" in (a)raniā has an inverted breve below: ̯.


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 10