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Arcastar

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Arcastar 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 a related word of the same root (A-RAK).

The second element must be from stem STAR "stiff, hard"