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Aiya

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'''Aiya''' is [[Sindarin]] for ''behold'' or ''hail(!)''.[[Image:Tengwar Aiya.gif|right|150px]]
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'''Aiya''' is [[Quenya]] for ''hail''. According to a late note, it is related to ''[[Ainu]]'', and used only for "great or holy persons as the Valar, or to Earendil".
 
===Examples===
 
===Examples===
 
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* "''Aiya [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]] [[Elen]]ion [[Ancalima]]!''", "Hail, Eärendil, brightest of stars"
* "''Aiya [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]] [[Elen]]ion [[Ancalima]]!''"
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:'''Hail, Eärendil, brightest of stars'''
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==References==
 
==References==
* [[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]
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* ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'', [[Letter 297]] (dated August, [[1967]])
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* [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "[[Words, phrases and passages in The Lord of the Rings]]", published in [[Parma Eldalamberon]] 17, see especially page 149.
  
[[Category:Sindarin words]]
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[[Category:Quenya words]]

Revision as of 08:49, 22 June 2008

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Aiya is Quenya for hail. According to a late note, it is related to Ainu, and used only for "great or holy persons as the Valar, or to Earendil".

Examples

References