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Arcastar

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'''Arcastar''' is the [[Quenya]] rendition of the surname [[Tolkien]] (German ''tollkühn''
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'''Arcastar''' (pron. {{IPA|[arˈkastar]}}) is the [[Quenya]] rendition of the surname [[Tolkien]] (German ''Tollkühn'' "foolhardy, reckless, desperately brave, rushbold")
"foolhardy, reckless, desperately brave, rushbold")
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He signed as ''Arcastar [[Mondósar]]esse'' "Tolkien in Oxford" in a [[1968]] letter to the producer of the BBC documentary.
 
He signed as ''Arcastar [[Mondósar]]esse'' "Tolkien in Oxford" in a [[1968]] letter to the producer of the BBC documentary.

Revision as of 23:03, 16 February 2010

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

He 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 must be from stem STAR "stiff, hard"