Anaxarta is a Quenya word that perhaps refers to the Great Eagles of Manwë.
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.
Other possibilities link the word to Máhanaxar.
- Anaxartaron (gen.pl.) *"of the Great Eagles"
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
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Analysis of the phrase Anaxartaron Onyalie by Patrick H. Wynne