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[[Image:Tengwar Aran.gif|thumb|150px|Quenya]]'''Aran''' is ''king'' in both [[Sindarin]] and [[Quenya]], the plural of the former being ''erain''.
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'''Aran''' means ''king'' in [[Sindarin]]. It was adopted as ''aran'' in [[Quenya]] too, despite the existence of an actual cognate ''haran'', "chieftain". The same root was shared by the [[Adûnaic]] word for King,  ''Âru''. The [[Westron]] form however became ''Aran'' again.
  
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[[Image:Tengwar Aran (Sindarin).gif|thumb|right|150px|Sindarin, Mode of Beleriand]]
 
==References==
 
==References==
* [[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]][[Image:Tengwar Aran (Sindarin).gif|thumb|right|150px|Sindarin]]
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* [http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/sindar/online/sindar/dict-sd-en.html Hiswelokë Sindarin Dictionary] edited by [[Didier Willis]]
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* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]]
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* [http://www.uib.no/people/hnohf/adunaic.htm Adûnaic] by [[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]]
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* [http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Fr_Atani.html Lalaith's Etymologies to the Mannish Languages]  
  
 
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Revision as of 20:24, 12 February 2008

Quenya

Aran means king in Sindarin. It was adopted as aran in Quenya too, despite the existence of an actual cognate haran, "chieftain". The same root was shared by the Adûnaic word for King, Âru. The Westron form however became Aran again.

Sindarin, Mode of Beleriand

References