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Elentári (Quenya, pronounced [ˌelenˈtaːri]) was a title of Varda, meaning "Queen of the Stars".[1] It was one of the titles of Varda that Galadriel sang in her lament "Namárië" as the Fellowship of the Ring departed from Lothlórien.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name is composed of elen ("star") + tári ("queen").[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lórien"
  3. 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), p. 67