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Arcastar

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'''Arcastar''' (pron. {{IPA|[arˈkastar]}}) is the [[Quenya]] rendition of the surname [[Tolkien]] (German ''Tollkühn'' "foolhardy, reckless, desperately brave, rushbold")
 
'''Arcastar''' (pron. {{IPA|[arˈkastar]}}) is the [[Quenya]] rendition of the surname [[Tolkien]] (German ''Tollkühn'' "foolhardy, reckless, desperately brave, rushbold")
  
He signed as ''Arcastar [[Mondósar]]esse'' "Tolkien in Oxford" in a [[1968]] letter to the producer of the BBC documentary.
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] signed as ''Arcastar [[Mondósar]]esse'' "Tolkien in Oxford" in a [[1968]] letter to the producer of the BBC documentary.
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The first element seems to be related to the word ''[[arauca]]'' "swift, rushed" or from the [[root]] (A-[[RAK]]).
 
The first element seems to be related to the word ''[[arauca]]'' "swift, rushed" or from the [[root]] (A-[[RAK]]).
  
The second element must be from stem [[STAR]] "stiff, hard"
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The second element which can be either *''astar'' or *''star'' must be from stem [[STAR]] "stiff, hard"
 
[[category:Quenya names]]
 
[[category:Quenya names]]

Revision as of 09:49, 8 June 2010

Arcastar (pron. [arˈkastar]) is the Quenya rendition of the surname Tolkien (German Tollkühn "foolhardy, reckless, desperately brave, rushbold")

J.R.R. Tolkien signed as Arcastar Mondósaresse "Tolkien in Oxford" in a 1968 letter to the producer of the BBC documentary.

Etymology

The first element seems to be related to the word arauca "swift, rushed" or from the root (A-RAK).

The second element which can be either *astar or *star must be from stem STAR "stiff, hard"