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Hantalë

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'''Hantalë''' is the Quenya form of the term "Thanksgiving".
 
'''Hantalë''' is the Quenya form of the term "Thanksgiving".
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==Etymology==
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The word obviously contains the suffix ''[[-lë]]'' which is typically used to derive nouns from verbs.<ref>[http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/affix~1.htm Quenya affixes]</ref>. If so, the word's core is a possible verb *''hanta-'' "give thanks" to which ''-le'' is suffixed.
  
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The words ''hantale'' and *''hanta-'' possibly derive from the [[root]] [[HAN]] "increase, honor".<ref>{{VT|43}} p.14</ref>
 
== Example ==
 
== Example ==
 
* [[Eruhantalë]]: 'Thanksgiving to [[Eru]]'
 
* [[Eruhantalë]]: 'Thanksgiving to [[Eru]]'
 
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{{references}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Hantale}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Hantale}}
 
[[Category:Quenya nouns]]
 
[[Category:Quenya nouns]]

Revision as of 18:13, 25 June 2011

Hantalë is the Quenya form of the term "Thanksgiving".

Etymology

The word obviously contains the suffix -lë which is typically used to derive nouns from verbs.[1]. If so, the word's core is a possible verb *hanta- "give thanks" to which -le is suffixed.

The words hantale and *hanta- possibly derive from the root HAN "increase, honor".[2]

Example

References

  1. Quenya affixes
  2. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 43, January 2002 p.14