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(d. mát, pl. máli) is a Quenya word meaning "hand".[1]

[edit] Etymology

PQ *maȝ, root MAȜ[2]

[edit] Other forms

  • máryat: his/her two hands
  • mannar: into hands[3]
  • mánta: their hand
    • mántat: their hands[4]

[edit] Examples

  • ve fanyar máryat Elentári ortanë = "has uplifted her hands like clouds" (Namárië)

[edit] See also

References

  1. 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, p. 6
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, The Etymologies, p. 371
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part One: III. The Lost Road, (ii) The Númenórean chapters", Fíriel's Song, pp. 71-72
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 161