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'''Fanuilos''' is an epithet of [[Varda]] and means "bright (angelic) figure ever white (as snow)"<ref>[[The Road Goes Ever On]] p.74</ref>
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'''Fanuilos''' is an epithet of [[Varda]] and means "bright (angelic) figure ever white (as snow)"<ref>{{RGEO|7}}, p. 74</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

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Fanuilos is an epithet of Varda and means "bright (angelic) figure ever white (as snow)"[1]

Etymology

The name is a compound of elements: fân "veil" (see fana) or fan "white"[2] and Uilos.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "A Elbereth Gilthoniel", p. 74
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter (ed.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien Letter 278