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Envinyatar

Envinyatar, the Renewer, was a title claimed by Aragorn after the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. It referred to the prophecy - soon to be fulfilled - that he would renew the hope of the Dúnedain by reuniting the Two Kingdoms.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Helge Fauskanger has suggested that Envinyatar, which literally menas "Renewer",[2] is formed from the unattested Quenya verb envinyata- ("renew") + agentive ending -r.[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Houses of Healing"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Part Three: Minas Tirith", "The Houses of Healing", p. 395 (note 13)
  3. Helge Fauskanger, "Quenya Affixes" at Ardalambion (accessed 15 December 2011)