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'''''ráma''''' (pl. '''rámar''', '''rámali''') is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "wing" and poetically "branch" of a tree.
 
'''''ráma''''' (pl. '''rámar''', '''rámali''') is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "wing" and poetically "branch" of a tree.
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[PQ]] ''[[râmâ]]'' from [[root]] [[RAM]]
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[[PQ]] ''[[râmâ]]'' from [[root]] [[RAM]]<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, entry '''RAM'''</ref>
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
{{quote|Yéni únótimë ve rámar aldaron! ('long years numberless as the wings of trees!')|''[[Namárië]]''}}
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{{quote|Yéni únótimë ve rámar aldaron! ('long years numberless as the wings of trees!')<ref>{{RGEO|Namarie}}, line 2</ref>|''[[Namárië]]''}}
 
==Other forms==
 
==Other forms==
 
*rámainen
 
*rámainen

Latest revision as of 05:48, 14 May 2015

ráma (pl. rámar, rámali) is a Quenya word meaning "wing" and poetically "branch" of a tree.

[edit] Etymology

PQ râmâ from root RAM[1]

[edit] Examples

"Yéni únótimë ve rámar aldaron! ('long years numberless as the wings of trees!')[2]"
Namárië

[edit] Other forms

  • rámainen

[edit] See also

[edit] Cognates

[edit] Inspiration

In Latin, ramus means "branch" which mirrors the poetic usage of rámar as "wings (of trees)" > "branches" in Namárië

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", entry RAM
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 2