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Hantalë

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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