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Aramund is an Elvish word said to mean "Kingly bull".[1]

Helge Fauskanger includes the word in his Neo-Quenya wordlist, but notes that the form "may not be pure Quenya, because of the final consonant cluster".[2]

[edit] Etymology

As the Elvish element ar(a) is said to mean "high, noble, royal",[3] and an "elvish" word for "bull" is said to be mundo,[4] it is likely that Aramund derives from these two elements (considering its given meaning, "Kingly bull").

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 345, (dated 30 November 1972)
  2. Helge Fauskanger, "English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)" at Ardalambion (accessed 25 June 2011)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names",
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 342, (dated 9 November 1972)