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'''fae''' is [[Sindarin]] for "spirit"
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==Etymology==
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[[Old Sindarin]] *''phaia'', [[root]] [[PHAJA]].
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==Cognates==
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*[[Quenya]] ''[[fëa]]''
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:Tolkien mentions that the name ''[[Fëanor]]'' is a Sindarinized version of the Quenya [[Fëanàro]], but is not proper Sindarin. His genuine Sindarin name would be ''Faenor'' instead.
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==Inspiration==
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'''Fae''' is an archaic English word referring to "magic" or "fairies". This word was used by [[Tolkien]] in the early version of his [[legendarium]] (''[[The Book of Lost Tales]]'') to refer to the [[Valar]] and the [[Elves]].
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[[category:sindarin nouns]]

Revision as of 22:37, 6 May 2009

fae is Sindarin for "spirit"

Etymology

Old Sindarin *phaia, root PHAJA.

Cognates

Tolkien mentions that the name Fëanor is a Sindarinized version of the Quenya Fëanàro, but is not proper Sindarin. His genuine Sindarin name would be Faenor instead.

Inspiration

Fae is an archaic English word referring to "magic" or "fairies". This word was used by Tolkien in the early version of his legendarium (The Book of Lost Tales) to refer to the Valar and the Elves.