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==Etymology==
 
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The name is a compound of elements: ''[[fân]]'' "veil" (see ''[[fana]]'') or ''[[fan]]'' "white"<ref>{{L|211}}</ref> and [[Uilos]].
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The name is a compound of elements: ''[[fân]]'' "veil" (see ''[[fana]]'') or ''[[fan]]'' "white"<ref>{{L|211}}</ref> and [[Uilos]].<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 174</ref>
 
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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.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "A Elbereth Gilthoniel", p. 74
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 211, (dated 14 October 1958)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 174