Hantalë is a Quenya noun meaning "Thanksgiving".
The word obviously contains the suffix -le which is typically used to derive nouns from verbs. 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".
- ↑ Quenya affixes
- ↑ Vinyar Tengwar, Number 43, January 2002 p.14