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'''Hantalë''' is the Quenya form of the term "Thanksgiving".
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'''''hantalë''''' (or ''hantale'') is a [[Quenya]] noun meaning "Thanksgiving". Note that the word only appears in the compound ''[[Eruhantalë]]'' ("Thanksgiving to [[Ilúvatar|Eru]]").<ref>{{UT|Numenor}}</ref><ref>{{UT|Aldarion}}</ref><ref name=VT43/>
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==Etymology==
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The word obviously contains the suffix ''[[-le]]'' which is typically used to derive nouns from verbs.<ref>[[Helge Fauskanger]], "[http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/affix~1.htm Quenya affixes]" at [http://folk.uib.no/ Ardalambion]</ref> If so, the core of the word 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 name=VT43>{{VT|43a}} p. 14</ref>
* [[Eruhantalë]]: 'Thanksgiving to [[Eru]]'
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Latest revision as of 22:45, 8 November 2012

hantalë (or hantale) is a Quenya noun meaning "Thanksgiving". Note that the word only appears in the compound Eruhantalë ("Thanksgiving to Eru").[1][2][3]

[edit] Etymology

The word obviously contains the suffix -le which is typically used to derive nouns from verbs.[4] If so, the core of the word 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".[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "'Words of Joy': Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne, Arden R. Smith, and Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 43, January 2002 p. 14
  4. Helge Fauskanger, "Quenya affixes" at Ardalambion