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Anaxarta is a Quenya word that perhaps refers to the Great Eagles of Manwë.[1][2]


The etymology of the word is not obvious. Arguably, it is a compound of the words *anaxara *"most rushing" (an- "most" + *axara, a possible derivative from root SKAR; cf. ascar) plus arta "exalted".

The word *Anaxararta would be simplified as Anaxarta.[2]

Other possibilities link the word to Máhanaxar.

Other forms

  • Anaxartaron ( *"of the Great Eagles"


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: IV. Of the Ents and the Eagles", pp. 340-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Analysis of the phrase Anaxartaron Onyalie by Patrick H. Wynne