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'''Quárë''' is the [[Quenya]] word for ''fist''.
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'''''quár''''', or '''''quáre''''', is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "fist", as in a hand clenched around a tool or implement.<ref name=PM>{{PM|Dwarves}}, p. 318 (note 7)</ref><ref name=VT>{{VT|47a}}, pp. 8, 22 (note 21)</ref><ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, pp. 42, 158</ref>
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In his Appendix to ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Christopher Tolkien]] notes the form '''''quárë''''' ("'fist', often used to mean 'hand'").<ref name=EQS>{{S|Appendix}}, entry ''celeb''</ref>
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==Etymology==
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In a late manuscript, the form ''quár'' is a descendant form of [[Primitive Quendian]] ''[[kwāra|kwāră]]'', deriving from root [[KWAR]].<ref name=PM/><ref name=VT/>
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In an earlier manuscript, the form ''quáre'' is a descendant form of [[Primitive Quendian]] ''[[kwāra|kwārē]]'', deriving from root [[KWAR]].<ref name=PE17/>
  
 
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*[[Sindarin]]: ''[[paur]]'' (see also ''[[drambor]]'')
 
*[[Sindarin]]: ''[[paur]]'' (see also ''[[drambor]]'')
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*[[Telerin]]: ''[[pār]]''
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==Other versions==
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] seems to have rejected the form ''quáre'', which was emended to ''quár''.<ref name=VT/>
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In the ''[[The Etymologies|Etymologies]]'' appears the forms ''qár'' ("hand"; ?pl. ''qari''), and ''qáre'' ("fist"), deriving from root [[KWAR#Other versions|KWAR]] ("clutching hand, fist").<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 366</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:30, 19 October 2012

quár, or quáre, is a Quenya word meaning "fist", as in a hand clenched around a tool or implement.[1][2][3]

In his Appendix to The Silmarillion, Christopher Tolkien notes the form quárë ("'fist', often used to mean 'hand'").[4]

[edit] Etymology

In a late manuscript, the form quár is a descendant form of Primitive Quendian kwāră, deriving from root KWAR.[1][2]

In an earlier manuscript, the form quáre is a descendant form of Primitive Quendian kwārē, deriving from root KWAR.[3]

[edit] Examples

[edit] Cognates

[edit] Other versions

Tolkien seems to have rejected the form quáre, which was emended to quár.[2]

In the Etymologies appears the forms qár ("hand"; ?pl. qari), and qáre ("fist"), deriving from root KWAR ("clutching hand, fist").[5]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", p. 318 (note 7)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005, pp. 8, 22 (note 21)
  3. 3.0 3.1 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), pp. 42, 158
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry celeb
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 366