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Anaxarta

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

Etymology

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 (gen.pl.) *"of the Great Eagles"

References

  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