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'''''atar''''' (pl. ''atari'') is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "father".<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 349</ref>
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'''''atar''''' (pl. ''atari'') is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "father".<ref>{{S|Appendix}}, ''atar''</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
*[[CE]] ''atar'', from possibly earlier *''ataro''{{fact}}  
 
*[[CE]] ''atar'', from possibly earlier *''ataro''{{fact}}  
*[[Sundocarme|Root]] [[ATA]]
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*[[Sundocarme|Root]] [[ATA]]<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, ''ATA</ref>
  
 
==Other forms==
 
==Other forms==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Atanatári|Atanatar]]
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*''[[Atanatári|Atanatar]]''
*[[Ilúvatar]]
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*''[[Ilúvatar]]''
*[[atto]]/[[atya]]
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*''[[atto]]/[[atya]]''
*[[atarince]] "little father"
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*''[[atarince]]'' "little father"
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==Cognates==
 
==Cognates==
 
*[[Sindarin]] ''[[adar]]''
 
*[[Sindarin]] ''[[adar]]''
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Note also Turkish ''atto''.
 
Note also Turkish ''atto''.
 
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[[Category:Quenya nouns]]
 
[[Category:Quenya nouns]]

Latest revision as of 00:11, 22 October 2012

atar (pl. atari) is a Quenya word meaning "father".[1]

[edit] Etymology

[edit] Other forms

  • atarinya "my father"[3]
  • ataremma "Our father"
  • ataren (dative) "To father"[4]

[edit] See also

[edit] Cognates

[edit] Inspiration

Atar can be compared to Greek/Latin pater.

In Gothic and Celtic branches the Indoeuropean initial p- was lost thence we have forms similar to atar, like Irish athair (from Proto-Celtic *ɸatīr) and Gothic atta.

Note also Turkish atto.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", atar
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", ATA
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, p. 70
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "'Words of Joy': Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne, Arden R. Smith, and Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 43, January 2002, p. 8